One of the many things contributing to the magic of Star Wars are the beautiful scores that come with each movie. Each episode in the saga has been scored by legendary composer John Williams who brings a new flavor to each generation of movies. Fans will have to bid farewell to Williams soon, however, because Episode IX will sadly be his last Star Wars movie.

Williams broke the news while speaking to radio station KUSC (via IGN).

“We know J.J. Abrams is preparing [Star Wars: Episode IX] 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.”

The composer has been scoring Star Wars films since its creation in 1977. He may be exiting the franchise to branch out and to let a newer, younger composer take control and add their own melodic twist to the saga.


John Williams has composed the score for every Star Wars film excluding 2016’s Rogue One, which was instead composed by Michael Giacchino. However, Williams is composing the score for this year’s Solo: A Star Wars Story, and he will cap it off when the untitled Episode IX releases in December of next year.

Williams is also responsible for many iconic scores in franchises such as Jaws, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, and Harry Potter.

He truly will be missed by the entire Star Wars fanbase. It will be interesting to see how the saga sounds post Episode IX. 

Caleb Sadd

Solo: A Star Wars Story releases in theaters on May 25th, 2018.

Board the Millenium Falcon and journey to a galaxy far, far away in Solo: A Star Wars Story, an all-new adventure with the most beloved scoundrel in the galaxy. Through a series of escapades deep within a dark and dangerous criminal underworld, Han Solo meets his mighty future copilot Chewbacca and encounters the notorious gambler Lando Calrissian, in a journey that will set course for one of the Star Wars saga’s most unlikely heroes.

Solo: A Star Wars Story is directed by Ron Howard and stars Alden Ehrenreich, Donald Glover, Emilia Clarke, and Woody Harrelson.


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