Star Wars Episode VIII Score Begins Recording This Month.
A brief detail in a recent interview with John Williams reveals that the maestro will begin work on Star Wars Episode VIII later in December.
Williams concedes that he had hoped for greater commercial success for The BFG, which was deemed a box-office disappointment after its July 1 release. His next film, however, won’t be: He begins recording Star Wars Episode VIII in December and expects to record off and on through March or April 2017.
I wouldn’t take this as a sign that Episode VIII is somehow going to get an earlier release date or anything like that, but more a sign that Rian Johnson’s initial cut of the film is essentially in place, as recording for this movie’s score will begin over half a year before recording for The Force Awakens did in its development. But really, who knows what Lucasfilm is up to with their current, breakneck pace of handling multiple productions at once? Since the Han Solo movie starts filming next month, for all we know, Episode IX might even begin production before Episode VIII is even out!
Grant has been a fan of Star Wars for as long as he can remember, having seen every movie on the big screen. When he’s not hard at work with his college studies, he keeps himself busy by reporting on all kinds of Star Wars news for SWNN and general movie news on the sister site, Movie News Net. He served as a frequent commentator on SWNN’s The Resistance Broadcast.