Loki composer Natalie Holt was applauded for her unique score on the Disney+ MCU series. Now, she is set to become the first woman to score a live-action Star Wars project.
According to Vanity Fair, Holt is composing the score for the highly-anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi series for the streamer. She learned that she got the job from a greeting card in the mail from showrunner and director Deborah Chow. The card featured Darth Vader surrounded by Stormtroopers. Her work on the series put her in collaboration with composing and Star Wars legend John Williams, who wrote the theme music for the series.
“Obviously, I’m just thrilled to be mentioned in the same breath as John Williams, It’s been exciting and overwhelming at times, because I’m such a fan. I want to pay respect to the history of it, and do it justice as well.”
The story begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat—the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.
The series stars Ewan McGregor, reprising his role as the iconic Jedi Master, and also marks the return of Hayden Christensen in the role of Darth Vader. Joining the cast are Moses Ingram, Joel Edgerton, Bonnie Piesse, Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Rupert Friend, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Sung Kang, Simone Kessell, and Benny Safdie.
Obi-Wan Kenobi is directed by Deborah Chow and executive-produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Michelle Rejwan, Deborah Chow, Ewan McGregor, and Joby Harold. Up next for Natalie Holt is DC’s Batgirl film. The limited series will launch with the first two episodes on Disney+ on May 27, 2022.