Confirmed: John Williams Will Compose Star Wars: Episode IX and the Solo Main Theme

Williams confirms that he will return to score Star Wars: Episode IX

With Star Wars: The Last Jedi amassing an abundance of revenue at the worldwide box office, it was only a matter of time before attention turned to the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story, as well as the final chapter in the Skywalker Saga, Star Wars Episode IX.

In the wake of the release of The Last Jedi, rumours began to surface suggesting that John Williams, music supremo of the entire saga was determined to complete the sequel trilogy and cap off an incredible nine feature film Star Wars career. If that wasn’t enough, the rumours even suggested the master would be composing the theme for Ron Howard’s Solo: A Star Wars Story with composer John Powell (X-Men: The Last Stand, Kung Fu Panda) tackling the score. And now, with the latter just a few short months away, we have our confirmation.

Whilst speaking to Variety, Williams said that he has told J.J. Abrams that he will do EPISODE IX next year. “I would very much like to complete that,” meaning he’d have completed all nine episodes of the Skywalker saga. Despite approaching his 86th birthday, the screen legend shows no signs of slowing down.

“I don’t think you can retire from writing,” Williams said. “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.”

He also confirmed that he would be returning to compose the main theme for the upcoming Han Solo spin-off, Solo: A Star Wars Story with John Powell completing the score which will ensure a level of tonal balance to the movie.

Exciting times. The Force is truly strong with John Williams.

As soon as more details emerge we will update you…

Until then

May The Force Be With You

Phil Roberts

Co-Editor-In-Chief and Daily Content Manager for thefutureoftheforce.com • Star Wars Mega Fan • Novel Writer • Writer for @CineNationShow • Cineworld Unlimited Member • Movie Lover • Lover of all things Marvel and DC, Star Trek, Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones, Universal Monsters, Ray Harryhausen and Batman 1966 • Husband to @Cool2Zoe & Cool Dad!

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