‘Star Wars” Episode IX’ May Be John Williams’ Last Star Wars Soundtrack
Is John WIlliam’s time in a galaxy far, far away coming to an end?
In a recent interview with California radio station KUSC, Mr. Williams said, “We know J.J. Abrams is preparing [Star Wars Episode IX] now, that I will hopefully do next year for him. I look forward to it. It will round out a series of nine — that will be quite enough for me.”
While it may be hard to imaging a Star Wars movie without Williams’ behind the baton, there have been signs all along that Episode IX was always going to wrap up his involvement with the franchise. He did not score ‘Rogue One’, leaving that to Michael Giacchino and it appears he was also going to be sitting out ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ until Ron Howard assumed the role of film director. Shortly after that announcement came word that Williams would compose the main theme for the stand alone film.
‘Star Wars: Episode IX’ is slated to hit theaters December 20, 2019.