Skip to main content

John Williams Hints Star Wars IX Will Be His Last

kusc john williams

On the latest episode of 'KUSC Interviews' Jim Svejda interviews John Williams to discuss his amazing work and his most recent work on Star Wars: The Last Jedi and The Post.  He did hint that Episode IX will be his last for the Star Wars franchise.

“We know J.J. Abrams is preparing Star Wars: Episode IX now, that I will hopefully do next year for him. I look forward to it. It will round out a series of nine. That will be quite enough for me." 

He also revealed that they recorded a total of 184 minutes of music for The Last Jedi and the movie came in at 2 hours 32 minutes so I wonder if we'll ever get to hear that unreleased music?  I suspect we will.

Williams talks about Carrie Fisher's performance in The Last Jedi and believes her performance in the movie was one of her best.

"A great loss.  She was a very witty girl and brilliant in her writing and quick entertaining manner that she would have.  We were really unfortunate to lose her but also lucky to have this bit of Carrie in this film."

Moving away from Star Wars, the topic moves on to Steven Spielberg's The Post

"Going into the Post after Star Wars was like a deserved change of pace  .It was lovely to be back working with Steven, I enjoyed it very much."

So, Star War IX might be his last for the galaxy far far away, but there's always a chance he might return especially if Daisy Ridley is in the next trilogy.  John Williams mentions in the interview that he was so impressed with Ridley's performance in The Force Awakens that his first question to Kathleen Kennedy after she rang him to see if he would work on The Last Jedi was "Is Daisy in it?"

You can listen to the interview here.

Rob Wainfur

The Bearded Trio - The Site For Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, John Williams and a whole lot more.

Popular posts from this blog

Did Paul Freeman Accidentally Eat A Fly In Raiders of the Lost Ark?

The Famous Indiana Jones Fly In Belloq's Mouth Scene.  Did It Really Happen? I've always wondered if Paul Freeman unintentionally consumed a fly in this scene in  Raiders of the Lost Ark ?  It's the scene where Indiana Jones shouts down to Bellosh...I mean Belloq and threatens to blow up the ark.  Did a fly go in his mouth? I remember watching this scene back in the early eighties and my ten year old mind thought he definitely had a snack while filming.  I recall talking about 'flygate' in my school playground at the time and the general consensus with my friends was that Freeman definitely had a sneaky snack. Paul Freeman talks about the famous 'fly' scene in an interview with  and settled 'flygate:' This is a bit of a dicey question so don’t get too upset. (Laughs) A movie’s always got bloopers in it, some have a lot, and some only have three or four. And the most remarkable blooper was right before the opening of th

Star Wars VII Movie Poster - Every End Is A New Beginning

Star Wars VII Movie Poster Just saw this Star Wars VII movie poster on Kyle Newman's Facebook fee d.  The poster is by  Lyndon Berresford and Paul Bateman.  I am loving this.  Who do you think the two characters are?  Lando and Leia?  Han and Leia's children? Have you seen other Star Wars VII movie posters?  Let me know. Rob Wainfur @welshslider

Explaining That "Weird" Cut In Poltergeist. Read The Missing Scene

Why Is There A Strange Cut In The 1982 Horror Classic, Poltergeist? If you're a fan of the 1982 Horror classic, Poltergeist then you will be very familiar with that "weird" cut in the movie.  It's 32 minutes and 47 seconds in to the movie and the scene is where Diane is explaining the strange phenomenon that is happening in the kitchen.  First, she shows to Steve a chair scraping across the floor all on its own then she does the same with Carol Anne.  Steve leans up against the kitchen wall and is completely shocked at what just happened.  It's at this point Diane starts to explain the sensation of being pulled and then...A very abrupt cut.  One moment we are listening to Diane and suddenly it cuts to Diane and Steve at their next door neighbours door.  Why the sudden cut?  It's on the VHS, DVD, Blu-Ray and even the streaming versions.  Why does this awful and weird cut exist in the movie, Poltergeist?  Watch the clip below to see the cut: Well, the ans