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John Williams will score STAR WARS: EPISODE VII

Posted on April 30, 2013 at 3:26 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


While almost nothing is known about the developing Star Wars: Episode VII other than Michael Arndt is writing it, Kathleen Kennedy is producing, J.J. Abrams is directing it, and it looks like one cog is falling into place. When Abrams was first announced as the director of the new Star Wars film, a lot of people thought he would bring his long time composer Michael Giacchino’ to the galaxy far far away.  Problem being, that composing legend John Williams has done all 6 films to date, and his music is as iconic as the characters themselves.

A couple of months ago Williams revealed that he hoped to be asked back to score the new Star Wars films, and now Abrams has chipped in with his two cents saying that he believes Williams will indeed return to the franchise. Hit the jump to read on.

Speaking at a press conference for Star Trek Into Darkness in Berlin (via CBM), Abrams revealed that Williams will likely be handling the score for Star Wars:

“[Michael Giacchino] is truly one of the most influential members of our crew, and I think this score, he really outdid himself. Again, for Star Wars, it’s very early days, but I believe that, going forward, John Williams will be doing that film, because he was there long before I was.”

While new blood is always a good thing, I think that keeping Williams on board is the right decision for the franchise as it gives viewers something familiar and instantly recognizable.  What do you think?

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    • Randy

      As it should be. This makes me happy, but I have a feeling it will only be for the new "trilogy" and not the other annual Star Wars films to be released. I'm ok with that.

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