John Williams Lends A Hand To The ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Score
When it comes to the Star Wars universe, mainstay names like George Lucas, Mark Hamill, and Warick Davis—oh yes, he belongs in this class too—immediately bring to mind a heap of compelling moments from across the 45 years we’ve spent watching a galaxy far, far away unfold on the big and small screen. Yet, there’s one name in particular that always knows how to make our hearts sing, or, rather, perform, when he’s attached to a new project.
According to an exclusive report from Variety, Academy Award-winning composer John Williams has returned to assist with part of the score for the space opera’s anticipated Disney+ spin-off, Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Williams is said to have conducted his contribution to the score in a carefully guarded recording session last week in Los Angeles, per the report. However, whether his latest effort is an update on previous entries or an entirely new piece is unknown.
Williams’ work in the Star Wars universe dates back to 1977 when Lucas and company first stuck a couple of blasters in the hands of lovable rebel scum. While directors come and go, Williams always stays true. He has conducted the score for nine films in the franchise, with the exceptions being the Rogue One and Solo spin-off movies. For his unparalleled craft, Williams touts a total of six Academy Award nominations and one win.
Obi-Wan Kenobi premieres on Disney+ beginning May 25, 2022.
What do you think? Could John Williams recapture the wonder of the force once again with his Obi-Wan Kenobi score?
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