You can keep your $100 Star Wars Barbie dolls. I'm with Mark Hamill, holding out for this ultimate score. The Luke Skywalker actor, who will be returning for the final saga movie Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, always shares great behind-the-scenes intel and other Star Wars updates on social media. He recently shared a fan's suggestion of the Star Wars action figure we should all want -- composer John Williams, in his tux, with his baton essentially as his lightsaber.
I agree, that's a "must have" action figure for any Star Wars fan. Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt jumped in to reply, "Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes, yes..."
Some fans are wondering if this is real, while others are asking why it hasn't already been made. This image is at least two years old, from when Star Wars Photo Shop posted it on February 8, 2017 in honor of John Williams' 85th birthday.
Composer John Williams, now 87, is a music legend, known around the world for his iconic film scores -- from the Star Wars movies to Jaws, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Schindler's List, and more. He also scored original music for Disney Parks' Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge land.
John Williams' brother Don Williams, who is also a musician, recently teased what John has ahead of him with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. His words hinted to a long running time for Episode IX, with the movie being "top to bottom music." No complaints here!
It sounds like John Williams might be finished with Star Wars after The Rise of Skywalker. He said completing the nine-film saga "will be quite enough for me."
John Williams is a true hero of the Star Wars galaxy, and one of the only world-famous names to last the duration of the Skywalker saga. As Mark Hamill himself told Variety in early 2018:
We know Lucasfilm is continuing Star Wars after Rise of Skywalker -- with the Game of Thrones showrunners' movies, and The Mandalorian on Disney+, among other projects. But it's truly the end of an era after Episode IX.
However you feel about the new Star Wars movies -- or the prequels, or the original trilogy -- hopefully we can all agree that John Williams' music has been exceptional. Mattel just announced a new line of Star Wars Barbie dolls, and if they add John Williams as the new version of Ken, I might actually consider that $100 price tag.
Do you wish you could SCORE one of these John Williams action figures for yourself? Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker opens in theaters December 20, as one of the many movies still to come in this busy 2019.
Gina grew up in Massachusetts and California in her own version of The Parent Trap. She went to three different middle schools, four high schools, and three universities -- including half a year in Perth, Western Australia. She currently lives in a small town in Maine, the kind Stephen King regularly sets terrible things in, so this may be the last you hear from her.
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