One of the most influential figures in Star Wars history will finish what he started: John Williams confirmed to Variety recently that he told J.J. Abrams he will score Star Wars: Episode IX.
“I would very much like to complete that,” Williams said. Not only would it be the completion of yet another highly-anticipated film, but it would also be the completion of a nine-film saga that began in 1977. Williams has scored every trilogy film so far, and Episode IX is being viewed currently as the final film in the Skywalker story. It is absolutely fitting for John Williams to see it through, as long as he is willing and able.
Williams will be making a more immediate return to Star Wars in the meantime, however, as he write the theme for the upcoming Solo movie, set to be released on May 25, 2018. John Powell will be doing the full score, but Williams will write the theme for one of the most iconic Star Wars characters.
We’re just starting the process of following Episode IX and will learn much more in the next two years, but it’s good news that John Williams is coming back. His music is one of the most important and influential aspects of the Star Wars franchise, so it’ll be nice for him to wrap up the story four decades in the making.
Star Wars: Episode IX will be directed by J.J. Abrams and is set to be released on December 20, 2019.