“The final word in the story of Skywalker” (as stated by Sheev Palpatine himself) is set to feature “every theme you ever heard,” according to percussionist Don Williams, the brother of famed Star Wars composer John Williams.
This notion of a finale that goes out with a reprisal of its previous hits is demonstrated the newest “Duel” TV spot for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, which prominently features the most recognizable pieces from both of the previous Star Wars trilogies: Duel of the Fates from The Phantom Menace, and The Imperial March from The Empire Strikes Back.
As CNET has eloquently stated, John Williams has written over 135 minutes of music for Episode IX, which will feature cues from Yoda’s Theme and Leia’s Theme, among others.
Williams was also mentioned to have been extremely satisfied with the ending of the film.
“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.,” he stated.
I haven’t been the most favorable towards the sequel trilogy thus far, but the news that the soundtrack may feature nearly every memorable track ever written is a feat that will likely make the upcoming film all the better for it.
The marketing style of the most recent TV spot is neat and well-edited, but nevertheless shows little, just like the last trailer, and the one before that. Like the “Fate” TV spot, which was noted for its formal introduction of the Knights of Ren, this TV spot’s gimmick is Duel of the Fates, played over the duel between Rey and Kylo which we’ve become all too familiar with at this point.
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