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John Williams hints at retirement from composing for 'Star Wars' films

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

has sent out a that he will retire from giving background score to the "Star Wars" franchise after the episode nine.

Williams, who has composed the music for all eight films of the franchise, is scheduled to provide music to J J Abrams next "IX". He was also recently roped in to score the main theme for the upcoming "Solo: A Story".

The 86-year-old told radio that he is looking forward to composing for Abrams film, but after its completion "that will be quite enough for me".

"We know J J Abrams is preparing one now for next year that I will hopefully do for him, and I look forward to it. It will round out a series of nine and be quite enough for me," Williams said.

The five-time winner has been a part of the series since the 1977 original "A New Hope" and has landed an Academy Award, and for his work in the popular sci-fi franchise.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 10:10 IST