John Williams to Quit Composing for 'Star Wars' Following Episode IX

“It will round out a series of nine, that will be quite enough for me.”

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Legendary Oscar-winning composer John Williams has stated he will no longer score any more Star Wars music after Episode IX. “We know (director) J.J. Abrams is preparing one (more Star Wars movie) now, that I will hopefully do next year for him,” Williams told Los Angeles’ KUSC radio. “And I look forward to it. It will round out a series of nine, that will be quite enough for me.”

Williams also clued listeners in to how big a fan he is of Daisy Ridley and, by extension, her portrayal of Rey. “Last year when Kathy Kennedy rang me up and said, ‘Will you do the music for The Last Jedi?’ I said to her, ‘Is Daisy in it?’” he related. “And she said yes, so I said yes.” He also noted that he hopes Rey’s parentage leads to be more than what was revealed at the end of The Last Jedi.

Coincidentally, Ridley also wishes to leave Star Wars after Episode IX.

In related news, an artist has claimed Disney stole his art for Solo: A Star Wars Story.

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