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Star Wars: The Last Jedi has been in cinemas for almost a month now. The film received critical acclaim and received an ‘A’ from CinemaScore. This meant that most of the audience liked it. Some did not and my extremely positive review of The Last Jedi talks about that as well as why I loved about the film. Something I did not talk about which I regret was how brilliant the score was.
The score is an essential part of a Star Wars film. Since 1977, John Williams has been at the very heart of the amazing music in Star Wars. Indeed, he has composed the score for each episodic saga film. We learned recently that he will also compose the main theme for Solo: A Star Wars Story. John Powell will still compose the score for the film. It was widely expected that John Williams would also return in a full capacity to compose the score for Star Wars: Episode IX.
Well, it seems as though John Williams wants to finish what he started. In a report by Variety, Williams stated to J. J. Abrams that his intention is to compose the score for Episode IX. Williams said that “I would very much like to complete that”. With this news, it seems as though John Williams has no desire to retire just yet. This is what he had to say on that matter:
“I don’t think you can retire from writing. 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”.
I am delighted that John Williams wants to continue his work on Star Wars with Episode IX. He is synonymous with the Star Wars franchise and the films would be worse off without him. It is fitting that he will compose Episode IX’s score and finish what he began all the way back in 1977.
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