Legendary (and I mean that in every sense of the word) composer John Williams is synonymous with Star Wars, providing the music to every installment of the saga. He is as much a part of the franchise as lightsabers and Skywalkers. Unfortunately, his time spent in a galaxy far, far away may soon be coming to an end. In a recent interview with Classical KUSC, Williams at the very least, hinted that J.J. Abrams Episode 9, which will close out the sequel trilogy, may in fact be his last ride as far as composing music for the Star Wars franchise:
“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.”
Disappointing, but understandable. Williams has been part of the franchise since its inception way back in 1977. Along with Star Wars, Williams has created many other iconic themes for franchises such as Indiana Jones and Harry Potter, and also composed one of the more emotional themes in the history of film, the haunting piece from Steven Spielberg’s Schindler’s List.
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