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 Posted:   Mar 7, 2018 - 8:55 AM   
 By:   JEJ   (Member)

I think we all knew this day was coming...

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/heat-vision/john-williams-ready-quit-scoring-star-wars-films-1092659

Hollywood Reporter
JOHN WILLIAMS READY TO QUIT SCORING 'STAR WARS' FILMS

The Oscar-winning living legend said when he scored 'A New Hope' in 1977, he had no idea there would be more films, "so it's developed in the most amazing way."

John Williams has no doubt that Star Wars films will go on indefinitely now that the franchise is owned by Disney, but it sounds like he's over scoring them.

The iconic 86-year-old composer recently told radio station KUSC that he planned to score the upcoming Episode IX, but then he wants to be done.

"We know J.J. Abrams is preparing one now for next year that I will hopefully do for him, and I look forward to it," Williams said. "It will round out a series of nine and be quite enough for me."

The Oscar-winning living legend said when he scored A New Hope in 1977, he had no idea there would be more films, "so it's developed in the most amazing way."

Williams also revealed that his new favorite character is Rey, played by Daisy Ridley. And when he was asked to score The Last Jedi, the first question he had for producer Kathleen Kennedy was whether would Ridley return.

"She said yes, so I said yes," Williams said.

With a career spanning more than six decades, Williams has composed some of the most popular and recognizable scores in film history, including the Star Wars series, Indiana Jones series, Harry Potter series, JFK, Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Superman and E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, among many more.

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2018 - 9:02 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

I think we all knew this day was coming...

I certainly did, when I read this thread five days ago:

http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=126102&forumID=1&archive=0

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2018 - 9:03 AM   
 By:   davefg   (Member)

Indeed: http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?forumID=1&pageID=3&threadID=126102&archive=0

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2018 - 9:31 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Well now, the maestro sure has a soft spot for Mary Sue Rey. I must say, that is most gallant of him - that he is prepared to score blood for her kerchief. He's my father's age, and if my father is anything to go by, JW has certainly gone all the way to Timbuktu and back again.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2018 - 9:53 AM   
 By:   Nicholas_DW   (Member)

Well now, the maestro sure has a soft spot for Mary Sue Rey.

A Mary Sue would never be captured by the enemy, much less tortured by the Supreme Leader and at his mercy until he was killed by his apprentice. Try as the angry fans might, that aspersion doesn't bear scrutiny. She's no more a Mary Sue than Luke had he been female.

 
 Posted:   Mar 7, 2018 - 10:07 AM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Luke has been banished from the SW, er, workplace. The Mary Sue 'birthright' will stick. No one can be in doubt of the Disney lineage from Kennedy et al. But Hamill has come clean, it isn't his story any more, and Disney has spoken. That's all there is to it.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2018 - 10:56 AM   
 By:   leagolfer   (Member)

He doesn't want SW anymore who can blame him, 41 years is near half his life I think he's tired with the franchise, Disney, its good news that John will have other commitments.

 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2018 - 10:59 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Luke has been banished from the SJW, er, workplace. The Mary Sue 'birthright' will stick. No one can be in doubt of the Disney lineage from Kennedy et al. But Hamill has come clean, it isn't his story any more, and Disney has spoken. That's all there is to it.

Fixed.

I just hope Williams retiring in no way affects the overuse of more Death Stars in future SJW films.

 
 Posted:   Mar 10, 2018 - 12:24 PM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Only if the Death star has boobs this time.

 
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