The Obi-Wan Kenobi series is coming soon: John Williams, the legendary composer of the Star Wars saga, has returned to the controls to compose its main theme. His last work on the license was for The Rise of Skywalker (2019).
For a surprise, this is one. John Williams, official composer of the Star Wars saga since its inception, will make a comeback in the galaxy far away, very distant. He indeed wrote the music for the Obi-Wan Kenobi series.
It is the Variety site that sells the wick. The 90-year-old musician recorded the main theme for the series at a Los Angeles studio last week. A recording made under guard to keep the secret. Missed.
Star Wars sees the return of its legendary composer
Is it still necessary to introduce John Williams? Indiana Jones, Superman, Jaws, ET, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter… and of course Star Wars (all nine episodes). His resume speaks for itself. Star Wars series on Disney+ have never used him before. John Williams hasn’t worked on a series since Amazing Stories in 1985, so his return is a big surprise. The themes of The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett are the work of Ludwig Göransson, who knew how to give a real sonic personality to these adventures.
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To note that only the main theme seems to have been composed by John Williams, the additional music heard during the episodes will therefore not be by him. Williams already provided Obi-Wan with his own theme music in 1977, so we can expect this new composition to take up some of his original work.
As a reminder, Obi-Wan Kenobi is the next Star Wars series on Disney+. The first episode is scheduled for May 25, 2022 on the platform. She will tell us about Obi-Wan’s exile on Tatooine, ten years after the events of Revenge of the Sith (so 10 years before A New Hope). Ewan McGregor, who played the Jedi master in the prelogy, will be back, along with Hayden Christensen (Anakin / Darth Vader).
The release approaching, we should have the right to a trailer shortly. This will no doubt be an opportunity to listen to a few notes from this new composition by John Williams.