John Williams Confirms Return For Star Wars Episode IX


Last year, Mark Hamill set off a flurry of speculation when he told Empire Magazine there was a big, last-minute adjustment to the end of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, that would have changed something about the then-upcoming Last Jedi.

For any fans who think director Rian Johnson was being all willy-nilly with Star Wars mythology, the chat with these Lucasfilm Story Group members indicates that there was plenty of thought when it came to introducing new concepts into the universe.

So if you want relive some spectacular renditions of the film's best shots, this video has something for you, too. And it occurred to me last night that what does happen when I watch I generally find things that are like, 'hmmm, I wonder if I should do that differently.' Which is some really terrible form of personal criticism because there's really nothing to be done.

"There was something that happened at the end of The Force Awakens when I'm standing on the cliff", the actor teased.

It's a fair point.

Besides work on the sequel trilogy, Williams has also confirmed that he'll be writing a theme for the upcoming Solo: A Star Wars Story. In between we see him use the Jedi mind trick and make a Stormtrooper hear something that's not there, before pushing Luke to "use the Force" and go all Bend it Like Beckham on a pair of photon torpedos. But this movie I've seen now a couple times with an audience. We didn't know the Force let you shoot lightning out of your fingertips until we saw the Emperor do it. "The one between Kylo and Rey and Snoke's people is just jaw dropping".

Of course, the twist is soon revealed that Luke is not actually on Crait. This would certainly be taking the idea to an extreme, but we're certainly led to believe that what Luke does is extreme.

Rian Johnson responded to a Twitter exchange between Bungie project leader Mark Noseworthy and /Film head Peter Sciretta.