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Star Wars 9: John Williams Returns to Compose Score

The legendary musician is on board for the concluding chapter of the new Star Wars trilogy.

Though divisive, Rian Johnson's Star Wars: The Last Jedi hauled over 1.2 billion dollars worldwide, and many people have moved on to thinking about Episode 9. It will continue the legacy with new generations of Jedi, Sith, and Rebels, leaving major tropes and respected characters of old behind. As the cast is showing mutual commitment and J.J. Abrams took over the directing position from Colin Trevorrow, legendary composer John Williams will return to write the soundtrack for the new Star Wars trilogy's final chapter.

According to Variety, Williams contacted Abrams and confirmed to return for the film's music: "I would very much like to complete that." He was referring to the Skywalker saga--three trilogies with him as the only composer. What an achievement!


86 years old next month and nearing his 60th year in the industry, Williams is having a fantastic run as both his music for the space opera Last Jedi and his long-time partner Steven Spielberg's political thriller The Post are serious Oscar contenders.


Williams also does the score for Solo, the spin-off following Han Solo's early years. The famed musician has been an integral part of Star Wars, insomuch that the definitive elements for a Star Wars movie always include his soundtrack. The new characters, particularly Rey and Kylo Ren, benefit from his music a lot as the new themes inspiringly elevate their character moments.

Considering the joy, epicness, and transcending passion Williams brings to the galaxy far far away, it's hard to imagine anyone else should take over the responsibility. After the inventive surprises in Last Jedi that promise a new direction, Star Wars pundits have one more news to be excited about Episode 9.

Source: Variety