John Williams has revealed that the’s going to stop composing Star Wars movies after J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode IX.
John Williams is easily the most famous composer in Hollywood. He’s responsible for composing the scores to films like Harry Potter, Jurassic Park, Jaws, Superman, Indiana Jones… The list is literally endless. However, arguably the most famous score he’s ever composed was for Star Wars: A New Hope. He’s the man behind that incredible Star Wars music and the iconic Darth Vader theme, The Imperial March.
Rather incredibly, the composer is still going strong at 86 years old. He recently scored Star Wars: The Last Jedi, The Post and we’ll be hearing his work on Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’s score. However, all good things must come to an end at some point, and according to Williams himself, he won’t be composing any more Star Wars scores after J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode IX.
Williams revealed this while on the radio station KUSC (via NME). “We know JJ Abrams is preparing one [Star Wars movie] 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.”
It will be a shame to see him leave the franchise behind, but he’s been involved since the beginning and has scored the music to three separate Star Wars trilogies. I feel that we should all let him say goodbye to Star Wars in the best way possible, and Episode IX feels like the right time to do that.
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