"All hail John Williams."
There are about a million things to freak out over in the final trailer for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker that dropped on Monday night (Oct. 21).
But for a certain subset of Star Warriors it's all about the score. While the two-and-a-half-minute trailer for director J.J. Abrams' final chapter in the nine-episode space saga will give fanatics a lot to dissect from now until its release on Dec. 20, it's the latest re-imagining of legendary composer John Williams' iconic theme that has tongues wagging like Jabba with a chain around his neck.
After creating some of the most beloved scores in film history for George Lucas' space epic, Williams has said this is his final trip into the Star Wars universe and from the sounds of the "re-imagining" of the main theme by trailer composer Blake Robinson, Williams' greatest hit is going out in style. The trailer opens with a chilling theme accomanying Rey (Daisy Ridley) running through the jungle that swells with the addition of some horns, building to a climax with a chorus as the series' latest hero confronts her darkest enemies.