When the original Star Wars was released in 1977, one of the film’s best features was the music by John Williams. Williams has returned to score every episodic Star Wars film since, including the most recent film The Force Awakens. Now, Williams himself has confirmed he is returning for the next Star Wars film.
Williams of course is known for composing some of the most famous scores of all time besides Star Wars, including 1975’s Jaws, 1978’s Superman, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, and several Harry Potter films. During a performance at the Tanglewood Music Center, Williams confirmed he will begin work on the film in a few weeks after an invitation from Kathleen Kennedy to return. Williams also had to say why he did it.
“mainly because he was enchanted by actress Daisy Ridley’s portrayal of Rey and does not want another composer scoring her scenes.”
Of course with Ridley’s standout performance in The Force Awakens and her theme was widely thought of as one of Williams’ best pieces of music. This is very exciting to Star Wars fans after the announcement that Williams would not be composing the scores for the spinoff films. Hopefully this means that Williams will return for Episode IX.
Star Wars: Episode VIII will be released December 2017 and will see the main cast members from The Force Awakens return to their respective roles, including Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker.