Following a week of rumours and speculation, Variety has confirmed John Williams has composed a theme for Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Variety have revealed that last week Williams composed the musical signature for the upcoming limited series at a studio in Los Angeles under tight security. No further details were revealed, but it’s worth remembering that Williams isn’t scoring the series, but has just composed a singular theme for the series as he did for Solo: A Star Wars Story, but who is scoring Kenobi is still unknown at this time.
Rumours started swirling regarding Williams’ involvement last week when a member of a Los Angeles orchestra revealed on Facebook that she was currently working with Williams on a mystery TV project, which led many fans to speculate the maestro was returning to a galaxy far, far away.
John Williams confirmed back in 2019 that The Rise of Skywalker would be the last Star Wars film that he scores due to how long the process takes, which made fans assume that Williams was composing a singular theme for Kenobi. Initially the force theme that first debuted in Star Wars: A New Hope was going to be Obi-Wan Kenobi’s theme, so it’s fitting that Williams has returned to give Obi-Wan his own theme.
Though recently celebrating his ninetieth birthday last week, the legendary composer is still going strong with his work as he’s scoring the upcoming Indiana Jones 5, and will also score long time collaborator Steven Spielberg’s next project, The Fabelmens.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is set to debut on Disney+ on May 25th and see’s the return of Ewan McGregor in the titular role, and Hayden Christensen as Darth Vader with direction from Deborah Chow.
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