Composer John Williams says he will return for the final entry in the current trilogy of Star Wars films, which is set to be directed by J.J. Abrams. Williams has been scoring Star Wars films since 1977, when Steven Spielberg put him in contact with a friend who was looking for a composer for his latest film – George Lucas and Star Wars: A New Hope.
If anyone was worried that Williams wouldn’t be returning for Episode IX, there’s no need to fear. The composer has apparently spoken with the film’s director, J.J. Abrams, who is excited to see Williams pen the score for yet another Star Wars film.
“I would very much like to complete that,” Williams said in a recent interview with Variety.
Williams won’t just be writing music for Episode IX, though. He’ll also be writing the theme for Ron Howard’s upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story movie, which will focus on Han Solo’s formative years. Little is known about Episode IX at this time, but if the conclusion of The Last Jedi is any indication then the film will likely see Daisy Ridley’s Rey get her third go at taking down Adam Driver’s Kylo Ren.