Star Wars: Darth Vader, Yoda, Runtime Confirmed For 'Rise of Skywalker'

Lawrence Kim
August 14, 2019

We started on it last week. We just scratched the surface. And since John Williams needs good percussionists, Don Williams has occasionally played on film soundtracks like Jurassic Park, and now he finds himself playing in the orchestra for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. That's right, every single Star Wars film that has received a theatrical release - minus Star Wars: The Clone Wars, which was basically a pilot for the animated series - is coming out next month and they all have matching artwork. It is top to bottom music.

IGN also reports that Don Williams hinted at the movie's length by saying his brother had "135 minutes worth of music to write". Musician Don Williams recently dropped a few details about the musical journey we'll go on in the final installment of the Skywalker saga.

According to Vice, John Williams announced past year he will retire from scoring "Star Wars" after completing work on "The Rise of Skywalker".

While it could be explained away that using snippets of the music score from the original characters and movies doesn't necessarily mean the characters will be appearing in the film, well, why else include the music?

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters this December, and with the NFL pre-season just starting up - and because Disney/Lucasfilm has does this with every Star Wars film since 2015 - we're due for a new trailer for the movie at some point in September or early October, during Monday Night Football on ESPN.

But I can tell you that every theme that you ever heard is going to be compiled into this last effort. "Leia, Yoda, 'Phantom, ' Darth, all of it is going to be in there".

"It's gonna be in there and in his usual style", continued Don Williams.

"You'll be sitting there watching the film go by and 'Oh, there it is!' There's two bars of it and it grabs you and takes you away", Williams said, before admitting that he's regularly distracted when he hears a familiar theme while working on the score. But when Don Williams says he's hiding some of these themes within the score, it may not be quite as big of a deal as we think. Darth is a bit easier to figure out and most likely refers to "The Imperial March". But with Mark Hamill returning as the spirit of Luke Skywalker, it's not out of the realm of possibility either.

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