Williams Begins Scoring Next “Star Wars” Soon

Production officially wrapped on Rian Johnson’s “Star Wars: Episode VIII” on July 22nd after five months of shooting. However, with the movie not due until December 15th next year, the post-production phase is a long one with plenty of editing, visual effects and so forth to be completed over the course of the next year and a bit.

One of the key elements of that is legendary composer John Williams’ score. Speaking at an event last night where he lead the Boston Pops Orchestra, Williams revealed that he will get to see an early cut of the film in a few weeks.

Williams later added to MassLive that he will begin his scoring duties on the project after screening the rough assembly cut. The composer of all the previous saga films in the series will be one of the only people in the world to have seen the film in its entirety

“Star Wars: Episode VIII” continues the storylines introduced in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” and boasts a cast that includes Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson, Anthony Daniels, Gwendoline Christie, Benicio Del Toro, Laura Dern, Kelly Marie Tran and Andy Serkis.