Star Wars is known for sweeping landscapes, memorable characters, intergalactic adventures, and for unforgettable music. John Williams has been working on Star Wars films since 1977 and will be returning to the studio in order to work on Star Wars: Episode VIII in the next couple of weeks.
He told audiences during a performance last night at the Tanglewood Music Center, where he conducted a 30-minute performance devoted to the music of Star Wars, that he would be returning to Episode VIII in just a few weeks and will see a screening of the film.
Williams worked on Star Wars: The Force Awakens and during interviews for the film, he expressed his admiration and love for the character of Rey and actress Daisy Ridley. While he loves the character and will be writing more music for her, he still is unaware of the answer to a question many fans continue to ask ourselves following The Force Awakens. Who are her parents?
Will Williams be able to find out the answer to this burning fan question?
Gareth Edwards’ Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is being composed by Alexandre Desplat but if the latest trailer is any indication, Desplat remains inspired by Williams classic scores.
Directed by Rian Johnson and starring Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Andy Serkis, Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, and Kelly Marie Tran, Star Wars: Episode VIII opens in theatres December 15, 2017.
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