Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has a lot of expectations from fans since those that liked how The Last Jedi paved a way for new stories are hoping for more of that while others that hate the film want something more classic and nostalgic. While The Rise of Skywalker will probably have a mixture of both, old-school fans might be pumped to know that musical scores for certain Star Wars characters have been confirmed, hinting that they might be returning in some shape or (ghost) form.
Don Williams, who is helping his brother John with the movie’s score, has confirmed that the musical pieces for Darth Vader and Yoda will be played in the film. While we could be seeing them in ghost form or in other more obscure ways - Vader’s destroyed helmet in The Force Awakens - the smallest chance of these characters appearing somehow shouldn’t deter fans.
"I can tell you that every theme that you ever heard is going to be compiled into this last effort. Every one. Leia. Yoda. The Phantom. Darth. All of it. It's going to be in there. And in his usual style, he hides them. You gotta go look for them. You'll find them, but you gotta go look for them."
The fact that we have to “look” for them means they could be mixed in subtly, so there’s a good chance they might not appear per se. Then again, Yoda made his return as a ghost to Luke in The Last Jedi and we could always see him pop up again in The Rise of Skywalker. Maybe even Annie will be there.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker comes out this December.