The Rise of Skywalker’s Score Will Feature Every Star Wars Theme

Lawrence Kim
August 14, 2019

While we're all waiting for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, Disney and LucasFilm have chose to whet our appetites by re-releasing every single Star Wars movie on Blu-ray next month.

This isn't something new for Williams to do as his Star Wars scores have routinely pulled from his previous work in a self-referential way that only John Williams' legendary career could allow.

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.

"It is top to bottom music", Williams explained about The Rise of Skywalker soundtrack. We just scratched the surface.

I can tell you that every theme that you ever heard is going to be compiled into this last effort.

IGN notes that Don Williams also mentioned including themes for "everyone", including Darth Vader, Yoda and Princess Leia. Obviously, "Darth" could refer to any of the Sith Lords who have appeared across the series' nine installments. It's unclear which specific music he was referring to when mentioning The Phantom Menace, but the most well-known theme from that film (and the entire sequel trilogy) was "Duel of the Fates". It nearly certainly refers to The Phantom Menace, which means we might be hearing a new version of the fan-favorite "Duel of the Fates" in the new film. And in his usual style, he hides them. You gotta go look for them. You'll find them, but you gotta go look for them", he said, adding, "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. Joining the cast are Naomi Ackie (Doctor Who), Richard E. Grant (Logan), Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings), and Keri Russell (The Americans), who will also be joined by veteran Star Wars actors Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels and Billy Dee Williams, who will reprise his role as Lando Calrissian. Okay, so that kind of tells you how long the film is [laughs]. Considering the composer is celebrated for crafting iconic themes for the franchise's characters, it's fitting his final "Star Wars" work will cobble together bits and pieces from each movie.

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