This almost seems like a no-brainer. But director J. J. Abrams has stated that he plans on bringing back Star Wars composer John Williams to supply music for his upcoming Episode VII.
Ironically, it was the folks over at Trek Movie who got the story, in their post reporting on a German press conference Abrams held with the cast of his upcoming Star Trek Into Darkness, opening in a few weeks. Abrams confirms his intentions to go with Williams around the seven minute mark, stating “apparently he was there long before I was.”
Admittedly, this is a bit of a switch for Abrams, who has usually worked with Michael Giacchino for the music on his films. And given the way Giacchino brilliantly captured the tenor of 60s spy movies scores for the animated The Incredibles, I have to admit that I was looking forward to seeing how he would interpret Williams’ work for the new trilogy. Then again, if you’re looking for any kind of continuity between what has come before and the upcoming films, Williams is your man to do it.
And while we wait for the 2015 unveiling of Episode VII, here is John Williams conducting the Boston Pops in a performance of the music that one him one of his five Academy Awards.