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John Williams intends on scoring Star Wars: Episode IX

January 11th, 2018 by Irwin Fletcher Comments

While we had imagined (hoped?) that it would be the case, John Williams has confirmed that he intends to finish his third Star Wars trilogy by scoring the  as-yet-untitled Star Wars Episode IX.

Williams, 86, who currently has a record breaking 50 Oscar nominations with possibly two more on the way with The Post and Star Wars: The Last Jedi, has said that he plans on finishing the Skywalker saga that he began scoring with the first movie waaaaay back in 1977.

“I would very much like to complete that,” he says,  speaking about scoring JJ Abrams’ next entry in the saga.

“I feel very lucky, and the work that I do doesn’t depend on much. If your vision’s still good, and your hands — I have no arthritis in my hands and I play the piano very easily — I don’t think there’s any reason to deprive oneself of the fun of working. Music is so rewarding.”

Well, we would very much like that too; George Lucas believed in the idea of creating recurring themes and cyclic film-making with his Star Wars movies, so to keep that alive we need Williams’ music at least once more (although he is also scoring Han Solo’s theme in the upcoming standalone movie).

Mark Hamill recalled his reactions to hearing the score for the first movie, Star Wars (later called Episode IV: A New Hope) and how it affected him: “Tears were streaming down my face. I was so overwhelmed, so moved, so delighted. He elevated our modest little movie into an epic. We owe him so much. Aside from George Lucas, nobody deserves more credit for the success of those films than John Williams.”


Truer words were never spoken, we all felt that way, Mark… welcome back, Mr Williams.

Source: Variety

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