It was just a few weeks ago – July 22 to be precise – that principal photography on Star Wars Episode VIII wrapped. The Rian Johnson film is the eagerly anticipated follow-up to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, one that will hopefully cast light on Rey’s origins, how Kylo Ren turned to the Dark Side, and what else Luke Skywalker’s been doing on that island other than looking out over the sea for all this time. But along with all those beloved characters, another favorite Star Wars figure will be making his return in Episode VIII, except his work is just getting started.
While talking to the crowd at the Boston Pops at Tanglewood, composer John Williams said that we will seeing a rough cut of the film in a couple of weeks (according to MassLive), adding that it was Daisy Ridley‘s “sympathetic portrayal” of Rey that made him agree to come back and make Star Wars music for the eighth time. It would fairly surprising if Williams had decided not to come back to score Episode VIII, with his music is so indelibly tied to the saga and everything; he was even nominated for an Academy Award for the Force Awakens score. On the flipside though, he’s 84 and probably doesn’t need the pressure of writing another home run of a Star Wars theme.
In the meantime, Alexandre Desplat will be composing the score for the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, and you’ve likely been grooving on his re-arrangements on the classic Star Wars themes in the recent Rogue One trailer. Of course, Williams is the master, and although The Force Awakens wasn’t an example of his best work, it did strike many of the right notes throughout the movie. It’s safe to say we’re all looking forward to seeing what he can come up with for Episode VIII.
Star Wars Episode VIII will be in theaters everywhere December 2017.
Source: Coming Soon