The Runtime of STAR WARS: THE RISE OF SKYWALKER and Details on the Music Score Revealed


Some interesting news has surfaced regarding Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker thanks to John Williams’s brother Don Williams, who is a conductor, composer, and percussionist who has worked with his brother on several of his projects over the years including The Rise of Skywalker.

While talking with Scoring Arts in an interview, Don Williams revealed some information that you might find interesting. The first thing he shares is the possible runtime of the film saying:

"Jon's started up with another Star Wars. We started our last week. He's got a 135 minutes worth of music to write. Okay, so that kind of tells you how long the film is [laughs]. It is top to bottom music. We've done four days. We just scratched the surface. I think we've got something like 34 minutes in the can at this point."

So right there he reveals that the film will have a runtime of around 135 minutes. He then went on to share what we can expects from the musical score. I don’t know if what he says really spoils anything, but just to be safe I’m going to throw up a spoiler warning.


Williams goes on to tease some things we should be looking out for when listening to the music, saying:

"I can tell you that every theme that you ever heard is going to be compiled into this last effort. Every one. Leia. Yoda. The Phantom. Darth. All of it. It's going to be in there. And in his usual style, he hides them. You gotta go look for them. You'll find them, but you gotta go look for them.

"You'll be sitting there watching the film go by. 'Oop, there is it. There's two bars of it.' And it grabs you. It takes you away,"

He hinted that we’ll possibly see the characters he mentioned in the film. It’s not confirmed if these characters will show up, but with this being the final film in the main Star Wars saga, anything is possible.

I’m excited about seeing how J.J. Abrams brings this saga to an end. I’m really hoping that he delivers something completely unexpected and absolutely incredible.

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