In an interview with Variety, composer John Williams stated his desire to be back condicting the score for Episode VIII.
He plans to begin work on Spielberg’s next film, “Ready Player One,” in November, and then next year expects to do the next “Star Wars” film. “If I can do it, I certainly will. I told Kathy Kennedy I’m happy to do it, but the real reason is, I didn’t want anybody else writing music for Daisy Ridley,” he quips.
Take the link for the full interview, which focuses on Mr Williams American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award.