Legendary opera composer John Williams returns for Star Wars 9 to get audience in formation and set the vibes for the Return of Skywalker scenes. Williams is set to conclude the entire Skywalker saga with a presentation that meets the consistent standards of J.J. Abrams Williams films.
According to Screen Rant
Veteran studio percussionist and John Williams’ brother Don Williams stopped by an Academy of Scoring Arts-hosted event for a study on 1993’s Jurassic Park score where he provided an update regarding the ongoing work for The Rise of Skywalker. In the clip, shared by the Scoring Arts YouTube channel, Don revealed that John has composed 135 minutes worth of music for the film, hinting at its total running time. He adds that John’s using every single theme he’s ever written for the whole saga.
Star Wars 9 plot details still remain under tight wraps but with the annoucement of 135 minutes of music and the teaser trailer that was released in April we can kind of puzzle some of what’s to come. The teaser trailer featured Rey (Daisy Ridley), Poe (Oscar Isaac) and Finn (John Boyega) on an adventure in the Universe with the conquest to “let the past die” as Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) had originally planned. The teaser excited viewers with the reveal reunion that brings Knights of Ren to front screen and the familiar evil laugh of The Emperor aka Palpatine- the big villain of the Star Wars prequel and original trilogy who we thought was slayed by Darth Vader at the end of Return of the Jedi and has been entirely absent throughout the sequel trilogy thus far.
Stars War franchise has a long history and usually long durations times that run no less than 2 hours. The longest films from the whole franchise being The Last Jedi, running 152 minutes and Star Wars: Attack of the Clones which ran for 142 minute. For the upcoming film, based on history, 135 minutes in music alone and plenty loose ends, it’s safe to predict another long movie. As far as what will go down in this piece of the sequel…
Here’s the teaser trailer if you hadn’t got a peak.