John Williams Confirmed to Score Star Wars: Episode IX
The Star Wars saga has been around for over 40 years, but even as it has moved between directors and even studios, it has held on to John Williams.
He has scored every Star Wars movie except for Clone Wars (Kevin Kiner), Rogue One (Michael Giacchino) and Solo (John Powell is doing the main score, but Williams is providing the theme), so it’s fitting that he’ll get to close out of the Skywalker Saga. Variety reports via Film Music Reporter that Williams is set to score J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode IX. “I would very much like to complete that,” Williams says.
Williams is slowing down a bit. While this year he composed scores for The Post and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, in 2018 his focus will be on a fantasia instead of film with “Hollywood’s Ghost” for cellist Yo-Yo Ma and harpist Jessica Zhou as part of the Leonard Bernstein Centennial. Then in 2019 he’ll go back into the studio to record the music for Episode IX.
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