Three years since he said he was finished with Star Wars, John Williams is back. He had said that Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker was his last Star Wars score. Just like none of us really want Episode IX to be our last engagement with Star Wars, Williams must feel the same way, as the Maestro returns for Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Williams has written the musical signature for the character of Obi-Wan himself. This will screen on Disney+ on May 25th and the recording has already happened under tight security with a Los Angeles orchestra.
This is a big deal, as not only did the five-time Oscar winner declare he was done with Star Wars, but he also rarely works in television. Other than music for the news and the Olympics, which he composed many years ago, his last theme for a weekly show was Amazing Stories in 1985.
He won an Oscar for the original in 1977 and received nominations for The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi in 1980 and 1983, followed by The Force Awakens, The Last Jedi, and The Rise of Skywalker.
His special compositions can also be heard in Solo: A Star Wars Story and at Disney for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge.
Williams, who turned 90 earlier this month, is still working on Steven Spielberg’s The Fabermans and the fifth Indiana Jones movie. There is no confirmation who is scoring the rest of the music for the Obi-Wan Kenobi show yet, but it may fall to Ludwig Göransson who composed for The Mandalorian and The Book Of Boba Fett.