For over forty years, John Williams has been the maestro behind Star Wars music. Since that iconic blast of the Star Wars theme was first heard in 1977 by moviegoers, Williams has been writing music for the Skywalker Saga. With the arrival of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the Skywalker Saga will be over.

As this era of Star Wars comes to an end, John Williams sat down to share some thoughts before Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters in under a week. During the course of this interview, Williams shared about writing for the series for over four decades. He also talked about the music evolution, recording, certain characters, and even J.J. Abrams. Check it out below.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Description

Lucasfilm and director J.J. Abrams join forces once again to take viewers on an epic journey to a galaxy far, far away with Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, the riveting conclusion of the seminal Skywalker saga, where new legends will be born and the final battle for freedom is yet to come.

The film stars Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Anthony Daniels, Naomi Ackie, Domhnall Gleeson, Richard E. Grant, Lupita Nyong’o, Keri Russell, Joonas Suotamo, Kelly Marie Tran, with Ian McDiarmid and Billy Dee Williams.

Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is directed by J.J. Abrams and produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams and Michelle Rejwan. Callum Greene, Tommy Gormley and Jason McGatlin serve as executive producers. The screenplay was written by Chris Terrio & J.J. Abrams and the story is by Derek Connolly & Colin Trevorrow and J.J. Abrams & Chris Terrio, based on characters created by George Lucas.

What did you think of this interview with John Williams? Are you excited for the soundtrack that will be accompanying Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker? Share your thoughts about John Williams and his legacy in the comments below!