John Williams will return to service for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series. He will be the original score for the next Star Wars series.
Star Wars goes hand in hand with John Williams, at least on the big screen. But as the galaxy far, far away landed on Disney+, Lucasfilm recruited a new composer to set these interstellar adventures to music. The firm’s choice is Ludwig Göransson, rising star of film music and awarded for Black Panther. The Swedish thus created the main themes of The Mandalorian and The Boba Fett Book. We could therefore expect the same to be true for Obi-Wan Kenobi, centered as its name suggests on the Jedi master camped by Ewan McGregor.
Nevertheless, the plot’s close ties to the cinematographic saga have obviously prompted the studios to call on the legendary John Williams once again. According to information from variety, the composer would have imagined at least one theme of all those that will be presented to the public next spring. The American media nevertheless indicates that it does not know if it will be at work on the entire score. We can expect that these new musics will pay homage to that already present in the trilogy of the 2000s.
A long common history
In 1977, George Lucas considered using well-known classical music to illustrate his space opera. It was on the advice of his friend Steven Spielberg that he finally called on John Williams. A rather wise choice since the soundtrack of the saga has been widely inscribed in posterity, to the point that it has established itself as the best-selling film music in history.
John Williams then becomes the official composer of the franchise, setting the entire saga to music from episode 1 to the latest: The Rise of Skywalker. He will only give up his place twice: for the animated film The Clone Wars in 2008 and for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in 2016. They are respectively Kevin Kiner (Narcos: Mexico) and Michael Giacchino (up there) who are recruited.
In the next Spielberg
But John Williams does not only have the Star Wars saga to his credit. A real monument, he also signed the themes of Harry Potter, Jurassic Park and finally Indiana Jones. He will also return for the 5th opus directed by James Mangold (Le Mans 66). As a reminder, after developing the project for several months, Steven Spielberg finally decided to hand over to another filmmaker, for the first time in the history of the archaeologist. Williams will nevertheless find Spielberg for his next feature film: The Fabelmans, a biopic loosely based on his childhood in Arizona. It should land on our screens next November.
To discover what is already shaping up to be a masterpiece of original music, you will have to wait until May 25 on Disney+. It is on this date that subscribers will be able to discover the first episode of the series Obi-Wan Kenobi. Like all productions of the genre, it will be broadcast on a weekly basis, every Wednesday at 9 a.m.
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