Legendary composer John Williams has been an essential ingrediant to the success of Star Wars ever since A New Hope premiered in 1977. Williams has composed the music for all eight of the Skywalker Saga films, and will be conducting new scores for both Solo: A Star Wars Story and Star Wars: Episode IX. That’s a lot of Star Wars, and now it appears the time has finally come for Williams to retire from the franchise.
In an interview with Classical KUSC, Williams discusses his time with the franchise, and indicates that he may finally be calling it quits after he finishes the Episode IX score:
“We know J.J. Abrams is preparing one now that I will hopefully do next year for him. I look forward it. It will round out a series of nine, that will be quite enough for me.”
Of course, a lot can change between now and when Episode IX opens in 2019, but as Williams says in the interview, Disney will most likely keep the Star Wars franchise chugging for decades to come, so it would only make sense for Williams to bow out at what may very well be the conclusion of the nine film Skywalker Saga.
Will you be sad when Williams inevitably exits the franchise? Who do you think could replace him? Let us know in the comments!
Star Wars: Episode IX will hit theaters on December 20, 2019. Fans won’t have to wait long to get their John Williams Star Wars fix as Solo: A Star Wars Story hits theaters on May 25 and will feature a Main Title composed by the franchise veteran.
Source: Classical KUSC
5 Things To Look Forward To In ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’
Solo: A Star Wars Story is set to hit theaters later this year and will certainly be a departure for the franchise. Similar to Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, Solo is going to be a prequel on the adventures of the smuggler originally played by Harrison Ford. Han Solo is one of the most memorable and iconic characters in the franchise whose origins we have yet to see fleshed out beyond knowing he is a smuggler. There’s a lot of fascinating potential here.
This is a film that seemingly isn’t that important for the franchise, but it easily could be. It could do a lot of things for the Star Wars canon and there is a lot to look forward to in this one. While it’s not inherently the most anticipated film in the franchise there are still a lot of things that will be exciting to see unfold on the big screen.
Here are 5 things to look forward to in Solo: A Star Wars Story. Click Next to continue.