Star Wars 9 Score: John Williams Confirmed To Compose

01/10/2018

The legendary John Williams will return to finish scoring the new Star Wars trilogy.

 

According to Variety, while talking to the trade mag about his recent work for film and elsewhere, Williams revealed that he will return to score Star Wars 9 and made his intentions known to Abrams. The entire conversation was not detailed, however, Williams did say, “I would very much like to complete that.” By scoring the ninth installment of the Skywalker saga, Williams will be the sole composer on all three Star Wars trilogies. Considering Williams scored the last eight episodes, it is hardly a shock to see him return for one more. To date, the only Star Wars movies that John Williams, now 85 years old, hasn't score are the Clone Wars animated feature, which was scored by Kevin Kiner and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, which Michael Giacchino stepped in to do the music for.

Williams will also be providing music for 2018’s Star Wars Anthology film Solo: A Star Wars Story. While John Powell is composing the bulk of the score, Disney brought Williams on board to compose a specific Han Solo theme for the film. Here’s what the composer said:

“The present plan is that I’m writing a theme for Han Solo, and John Powell is going to write the score, which he’ll do brilliantly. His assignment is something I’m very happy about. What I will do is offer this to John, and to [director] Ron Howard, and if all parties are happy with it, then I will be happy. John [Powell] will complete the score. He will write all the rest of the themes and all of the other material, which I’m going to be very anxious to hear.”

Solo: A Star Wars Story opens May 25, 2018. Star Wars: Episode IX opens December 20, 2019