Variety has an interesting article about some of the work composer John Williams did on Steven Spielberg’s film The BFG, and it mentions he’s beginning Episode VIII recording in December. Awesome!
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.
The rest of the article is about James Newton Howard’s wonderful theme to Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Howard is certainly gearing up to follow in Williams’ footsteps.
Star Wars: Episode VIII is slated for release in 2018.