The most important person in Star Wars isn’t Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, or Han Solo. It isn’t even George Lucas. For my money, the one person you can’t make a Star Wars movie without is composer John Williams, and Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker is no exception.
Williams’ latest soundtrack was recently submitted for awards consideration, and it looks like the tracklist leaked as a result, revealing some major possible spoilers from The Rise of Skywalker — particularly when it comes to Rey’s murky backstory.
Warning! Potentially HUGE spoilers for The Rise of Skywalker below.
The full Star Wars: Episode IX soundtrack was apparently posted on Disney’s official studio awards website earlier today, but a few hours later it was gone. However, that didn’t stop one person from downloading the files and uncovering their hidden titles. Disney clearly doesn’t want this to get out, so we won’t even link to the leak, but if you’re hellbent on spoiling this detail for yourself a bit of searching on Reddit should get the job done.
For what it’s worth, most of the Rise of Skywalker soundtrack titles seem to confirm details we already knew about this movie, largely from official trailers. That includes some fun in the Millenium Falcon, a trip to the snowy planet Kimji where Zorri Bliss hides out among thieves, and a return to one of the Death Stars from the original trilogy.
However, it’s one Episode IX soundtrack title, in particular, that’s throwing us for a loop. What seems like a direct reference to Rey’s mysterious backstory only deepens the mystery. Even if you’ve been following the leaks, you’ll probably have trouble parsing the meaning behind this track title. But let’s just say, if this Rise of Skywalker leak means what we think, Rey’s origins won’t be a mystery for much longer.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker hits theaters on December 20, 2019.
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