Lucasfilm is putting the finishing touches on Star Wars: The Last Jedi to prepare for the film's release at the end of the year, which includes John Williams recording what is sure to be another memorable score. Stars Mark Hamill and Laura Dern dropped by the recording session, along with writer/director Rian Johnson, to witness the masterful Williams at work.
Dern, Hamill, and Johnson attending the recording doesn't give us any hints at what to expect from the
On Twitter, Hamill revealed that the music gave him "goosebumps," while Dern called it the "Best day ever" while referring to the experience as "cinema history."
It's hard to understate the legacy that Williams has in the industry, having scored some of the most successful films of all time, including Jaws, Jurassic Park, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, and the Harry Potter films.
Considering how Williams and his music are intrinsically linked to the Star Wars saga, it's hard to believe the studio originally wanted a much hipper '70s-influenced disco-sounding score, but only through George Lucas' urging, opted for the Williams score.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi lands in theaters December 15.
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi is the second film in the new Star Wars sequel trilogy that began with Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015. The film will deal with Luke training Rey to become a, and possibly the last, Jedi. Meanwhile, the Resistance, including Poe Dameron and First Order defector Finn, continues to fight against the First Order, led by General Hux, while Supreme Leader Snoke and his Dark Side follower Kylo Ren continue their mysterious plot.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is written and directed by Rian Johnson and stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Lupita