It’s official — John Williams will score the next Star Wars trilogy, Episodes VI, VIII and IX.
Empire is reporting —
The news of Williams’ involvement, although seemingly a foregone conclusion, is huge. With JJ Abrams on board as director, the smart money had perhaps been on his long-time composer Michael Giacchino coming aboard, but Williams’ themes are so indelible to the saga, whether it’s Duel Of The Fates, The Imperial March or Yoda’s Theme, that it’s a joy to see that the legendary composer will be returning to Star Wars.
“I look forward to returning to a galaxy far, far away,” said Williams in a video, played at Celebration Europe. “I actually feel like I never left it. I hope I can contribute something in the new films that will be worthy of your continued attention.”
Here’s what he has to say about the challenge —