John Williams says “Episode IX” could be his last “Star Wars” movie

Could the Star Wars franchise be taking a hit?

In a recent interview with KUSC, John Williams, the legendary composer, said that the upcoming installment of the Star Wars franchise will most likely be his last.

After scoring all 8 Star Wars movies and earning 51 Academy Awards nominations, Williams said that while he knows that “J.J. Abrams is preparing one now that I will hopefully do next year for him,” Williams said. “I look forward to it, and we’ll round out a series of nine that will be quite enough for me.”

In his interview, Williams also paid tribute to the late Carrie Fisher.

“I think it possibly might be argued that she did her best work in this last film. I remember so well the scene between Luke and Leia where they meet, and it’s really very deeply touching, I thought. I didn’t know Carrie very well, but I always enjoyed her humor and her wit, and it’s a great loss. She made quite an impression worldwide in her role as Princess Leia.”

The still-untitled Episode IX is scheduled to hit theaters December 20, 2019.