A powerhouse of cinematic music, 90-year-old theatrical composer John Williams has scored over 100 iconic films. From Harry Potter to Jurassic Park, Williams’ performances have always been memorable. However, the composer is best known for scoring every mainline Star Wars movie.
Back in 2018, Williams announced that he would be leaving the Star Wars franchise. The composer revealed that the then-upcoming Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, would be his last stab at the iconic sci-fi franchise.
John Williams comes back to Star Wars
According to Variety, the unforgettable Star Wars composer will no longer let The Rise of Skywalker be his final sci-fi work. Instead, the musician will be returning for the upcoming Disney Plus TV show, Obi-Wan Kenobi.
According to the outlet, Williams has written the musical signature for the upcoming Disney Plus show. Additionally, the musician has already recorded the show’s score with an orchestra in Los Angeles, California.
The return of Williams is a fantastic grab for the upcoming Obi-Wan show. After all, Williams is responsible for most of the character’s musical theming. The musician created the character’s themes across the original and prequel trilogies.
With this in mind, Williams is the perfect choice to score Obi-Wan. With the character in the mid-point of his journey, it will be interesting to see, or hear, what the composer does with the show’s music.
The composer is doing more work for Lucasfilm
Despite his age, John Williams is still working on other movies, including other projects for Lucasfilm. After leaving the Star Wars franchise, many believed Williams would retire from all Lucasfilm movies. However, that's not the case.
Williams has been working on the upcoming Indiana Jones movie. Tentatively titled Indiana Jones 5, the new movie will likely be the last hurrah for Harrison Ford’s version of the character. Additionally, the movie will reportedly set up Ford’s successor.
Williams’ music is integral to many of Lucasfilm’s projects. While Star Wars’ music hasn’t suffered without the composer, it’s nice to see the musician finish his tenure on something that's not Rise of Skywalker.