John Williams To Score “Star Wars: Episode IX”

John Williams is set to close out the Skywalker saga of the “Star Wars” universe with Film Music Reporter and Variety reporting today that the famed composer will score J.J. Abrams’ “Star Wars: Episode IX”.

The 85-year-old Williams says: “I would very much like to complete that” and adds that he has no plans to retire anytime soon:

“I don’t think you can retire from writing. I feel very lucky, and the work that I do doesn’t depend on much. If your vision’s still good, and your hands – I have no arthritis in my hands and I play the piano very easily – I don’t think there’s any reason to deprive oneself of the fun of working. Music is so rewarding.”

Williams has scored every “Star Wars” live-action film aside from the spin-offs “Rogue One” and the upcoming “Solo,” though he’s doing the theme for the latter. “Star Wars: Episode IX” is set to open December 20th 2019.