The maestro is back! John Williams is returning to the galaxy far, far away to compose the main theme for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series
We are delighted to report that legendary Star Wars composer John Williams is returning to the galaxy far, far away. Two years after delivering what we thought was his swansong with the soundtrack for The Rise Of Skywalker; Variety has now confirmed that Williams has composed and conducted the main theme for the upcoming Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
Although we thought Williams was retiring from his Star Wars duties after TROS, it seems he just can’t resist dipping back into the sandbox. And now, he has crafted a new theme for Kenobi, just as he did for Han Solo in Solo: A Star Wars Story.
THE MASTER RETURNS
As of press time, the identity of the overall composer for the series remains a mystery. However, it is worth noting that the last time Williams collaborated with another artist on Solo; the payoff was nothing short of masterful. On that project, it was John Powell who stepped in to deliver a sensational score built around Williams’ tone-setting theme.
Variety reports that Williams recorded his theme last week in Los Angeles; while the main bulk of the score is being recorded in London as we speak. So hopefully, Lucasfilm will pull back the veil of secrecy sooner rather than later to reveal the identity the artist charged with sticking the landing. But either way, this is wonderful news. The last time Williams was on hand to craft a theme for Obi-Wan it naturally morphed into what we now know as the Force theme. One of the most recognizable and beloved themes in all of Star Wars. And if he can capture the same lightning in a bottle now as he did then we could be looking at another of the greatest themes of all time! And that is an exciting prospect.
Obi-Wan Kenobi premieres on Disney Plus on May 25th. Which coincidentally just so happens to be the same day as A New Hope’s premiere 45 years ago. The Force works in mysterious ways sometimes.
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