Star Wars Episode IX Will Be Skywalker Family Storyline Finale and Composer John Williams Last Trek With Star Wars.
Huffington Post reports on KUSC radio interview:
Composer John Williams announced he will be leaving the “Star Wars” franchise after next year’s “Episode IX.”
“We know (director) J.J. Abrams is preparing one now that I will hopefully do next year for him,” Williams told KUSC radio. “I look forward to it. It will round out a series of nine that will be quite enough for me.”
“Episode IX” is expected to be the final installment in the current storyline as well as the last chapter in the long-running saga of the Skywalker family.
“Doing the first film in 1977, none of us had any idea that there would be a second film,” Williams said. “It’s developed in the most amazing way.”
Disney plans to make more “Star Wars” films featuring new storylines and characters, but it looks like it will have to do so without Williams, who has scored eight “Episode” movies.
Star Wars: Episode IX is set for release on Dec. 20, 2019. The film has not been named yet.
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