J.J. Abrams Expects Composer John Williams Will Be Back For New STAR WARS


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.

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Jeff Fowler
April 30, 2013 6:06 pm


OM Frack Tuu
April 30, 2013 6:16 pm

…Considering John’s age, it would be wise for Abrams to *NOT* cause any delays in the relaunch, and to meet the May 2015 date without some bullshit excuse like “Duh…I had to make that combined sequel to ‘Super 8’ and ‘Cloverdale’, just so I could film it using the last rolls of Kodachrome II 8 mm safety film in existence, on a fully-restored Model 414 PD Bell & Howell Zoomatic Director Series Camera, and make it look just like the Zapruder flick.

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