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Monday, February 18, 2013

John Williams hopes to score new Star Wars films

Well... at least we finally have a potential positive about this whole Star Wars situation.

John Williams (Star Wars I-VI, Jurassic Park, Superman, etc.) is hoping to return and score the new Star Wars films Disney is rolling forward. However, speculation is high due to Abrams' long history with composer Michael Giacchino (Lost, Star Trek Into Darkness, Star Trek). However, Giacchino has also had a decent hand in composing for Disney films. His Disney resume includes scores for John Carter, La Luna, Cars 2, Star Tours: The Adventures Continue (the Disney Parks ride), Up, Ratatouille, and The Incredibles. Giacchino has also won an Academy Award, BAFTA, and Golden Globe for his score to Up.

Now with that said, I wouldn't mind terribly if Giacchino composed the music for the future Star Wars films but it also isn't confirmed that J.J. Abrams is going to do more with Star Wars than just Episode VII. I think if Abrams walked after Episode VII that Giacchino probably would as well which leaves another new director with a new composer. I would much rather have John Williams. He scored all six Star Wars films, he knows the cues, he knows the story through the music, and he could take it to new heights regardless of who he is working with. The only downside is that Williams is currently 81-years old. My fingers are crossed.

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