According to a friend of the composer, John Williams will start work on the score for Star Wars: Episode IX this summer.
Star Wars: Episode IX is set to be the last time legendary composer John Williams will score a film in the franchise. His music in the saga has become iconic and one of the most beloved elements of the Star Wars movie experience for fans around the world.
Williams, unfortunately, suffered a health scare last year but according to his friend Mike Matessino, the composer has recovered and will apparently start work on Episode IX‘s score this summer. Matessino shared on the Film Score Board:
“John’s doing just fine. He went to Ginny Mancini’s Twelfth Night party last week. Just a few people there… Norman Lear, Quincy Jones, Leslie Bricusse… I don’t think he’s working on Episode IX until the summer; the schedule is still being worked out.”
With Episode IX releasing this December, it’s going to be exciting to see what Williams comes up with for this big instalment, as well as hearing the classic Star Wars themes we all love.
Star Wars: Episode IX is set for release on December 20th 2019 with J.J. Abrams (Star Wars: The Force Awakens) directing a cast that includes Star Wars veterans Daisy Ridley (Rey), Adam Driver (Kylo Ren), John Boyega (Finn), Oscar Isaac (Poe Dameron), Lupita Nyong’o (Maz Kanata), Domhnall Gleeson (General Hux), Kelly Marie Tran (Rose Tico), Joonas Suotamo (Chewbacca), Billie Lourd (Lieutenant Connix), Greg Grunberg (Snap Wexley), Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) and Carrie Fisher (Leia Organa) as well as new additions Naomi Ackie (Lady Mabeth), Richard E. Grant (Logan), Dominic Monaghan (Lost), Matt Smith (Doctor Who) and Keri Russell (The Americans).