Legendary Composer John Williams is rumored to be scoring “Obi-Wan Kenobi,” the new Disney+ limited series from Lucasfilm. It’s unclear however if Williams is composing the whole series or just one specific piece for the show.
Bespin Bulletin has revealed some new evidence suggesting the rumor could be true. The outlet reports:
On February 7th the JWFanForum found evidence that John Williams was being recording a new piece of music with an orchestra. The forum found a member of the orchestra on Facebook talking about working with Williams on an unnamed TV project, leading many to speculate that the project could be that of Obi-Wan Kenobi.
You can see those images below:
In March 2018, Williams stated that he would retire from composing music for Star Wars, saying “that will be quite enough for me.” Williams’s last work for the Star Wars franchise was 2019’s The Rise of Skywalker. Williams just turned 90 years old and recently gave an interview with The Violin Channel where he said that he doesn’t” particularly want to do films anymore.”
“I don’t particularly want to do films anymore. Six months of life at my age is a long time. I’m much happier, as I have been during this Covid time, working with an artist and making the music the best you can possibly make it in your hands.”
Since nothing has been confirmed by Lucasfilm or Disney, we will treat this as a rumor for now.
“Obi-Wan Kenobi” will debut exclusively on Disney+ on May 25. The series stars Ewan McGregor, reprising his role as the iconic Jedi Master.
The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat—the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.
The series also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader. Joining the cast are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell and Benny Safdie.
“Obi-Wan Kenobi” is executive-produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor and Joby Harold.
UPDATE: Variety has confirmed that John Williams will return to the Star Wars franchise to compose the theme for “Obi-Wan Kenobi.”