When Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker comes to a close, we won't simply be witnessing the end of one movie, but the closing of a nine film saga, that began over 40 years ago. Needless to say, the expectations of how the movie, and the whole story, will end are incredibly high. While most of us will have to wait until December to see if J.J. Abrams and company have stuck the landing, composer John Williams knows how the movie ends, and he thinks the finale is going to blow us all away.
Over the Labor Day weekend, the five time Oscar winner was conducting his music for an audience when he briefly spoke (via @TerryMatalas) about Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. He praised director J.J. Abrams for his work on the film, and while he, of course, gave no details away about the film itself, Williams did give his opinion about how the story ends. He said...
I won't say anything about it other than the ending I think will just put you all away. I think you will love it.
They say it's the journey, not the destination, but when it comes to Star Wars, it will be a little difficult to not focus on how it's all going to end. After everything these characters, both old and new, have been through, fans are going to want to leave the theater feeling satisfied that their time and passion have been well spent. For what it's worth, John Williams, who has been there from the beginning like so many of us, seems to think it will all be worth it.
John Williams scored the first entry of the franchise and has already implied that Star Wars; The Rise of Skywalker will be the end of the franchise for him. He's one of the few people who has truly been around from the beginning who will see Star Wars through to the end. The music of the films is some of the most iconic film scoring ever heard.
Considering that we don't even know what the title of the movie means, it's pretty difficult to guess how the story ends. And of course, while it will bring the Skywalker Saga to a close, it will likely still leave things open for more stories in the future. We know we're going to be getting a lot of Star Wars movies and Disney+ series in the future.
Still, while Star Wars movies will continue, this next film will likely be the end for all but possibly the newest characters introduced in this current trilogy. The story that began with the birth of Anakin Skywalker and Palpatine's plot to take over the galaxy will come to a close, and somehow it seems Palpatine himself will return to be part of how it all ends.
We'll likely get one final trailer between now and when the movie is actually released. Perhaps it will give us a tiny hint of this impressive ending that John Williams has seen.