John Williams To Start Recording Star Wars: Episode 8 Music Soon

by Damian Seeto


Star Wars: Episode 8 composer, John Williams, has revealed that he is going to start working on the movie’s score very soon. He was very determined to work on the sequel.

As reported by MassLive (via Collider), John Williams revealed during a recent concert that he will start working on Star Wars: Episode 8 in the next few weeks. He’s already seen an early cut of the film by Rian Johnson.

John Williams is 84 years old, however he was captivated by Daisy Ridley’s performance of Rey. He doesn’t want any other composer to score her scenes which is why he’s signed up for the sequel as soon as it was announced. The Rey theme in Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens sounded great.

The fact that he has seen an early cut of the film already means there shouldn’t be any problems with the movie’s release date. The film was postponed by six months in order for the script to be rewritten. Now it sounds like things are going smoothly as usually it’s not this early that composers begin scoring films. They normally score films a few months before release date. The movie will come out on December 15th, 2017.

- This article was updated on:March 8th, 2018