‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ Will Be John Williams’ Final ‘Star Wars’ Film
John Williams has elevated cinema with his music for decades, with some of his most iconic work hailing from films like Jaws, Indiana Jones and Harry Potter. The accomplished musician has also become synonymous with the Star Wars franchise, having composed for all of the numbered films in the series. However, Williams is preparing to move on from Star Wars after Episode IX, the concluding film in the sequel trilogy.
STAR WARS: EPISODE IX: JOHN WILLIAMS’ LAST STAR WARS FILM
Williams has provided the Star Wars universe with some of its most well-known tracks since its inception, from “Luke’s Theme” and “The Imperial March” to “Duel of the Fates” and “Battle of the Heroes” from the prequel trilogy.
The seventh and eighth mainline films also enjoyed Williams’ talents, and he recently mentioned in an interview with the KUSC radio station that he hopes to come onboard for the final entry in the sequel trilogy. J.J. Abrams is directing the next chapter, and Williams has said he will “hopefully” return to score it. Williams added, “I look forward it. It will round out a series of nine, that will be quite enough for me.”
While Williams has heretofore scored all of the core films in the series, Michael Giacchino composed the soundtrack to 2016’s side-story Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and John Powell is working on this year’s Solo: A Star Wars Story. Star Wars: Episode IX, however, is currently slated to fly into theaters on December 20, 2019.