Abrams: John Williams Will Score ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’
Since it was announced that Star Trek and Super 8 director J.J. Abrams would be taking the reigns on Disney’s Star Wars: Episode VII, speculation has abounded on the Internet about the forthcoming continuation of the saga. Now, Abrams himself has confirmed one key piece of the puzzle: Composer John Williams will return to write the score for Episode VII.
Many had speculated that Abrams’ longtime composer, Michael Giacchino, would be given the opportunity to pen a Star Wars score, but when asked yesterday at a press conference in Berlin, Abrams confirmed that Williams would write the score “because apparently he was there long before I was.” (Sounds like Disney was not giving J.J. an option on this one.)
Giacchino has scored all of Abrams’ four feature films so far, and several of his television projects. He was already given the chance to rework an iconic science fiction score with Abrams’ 2009 Star Trek film and its forthcoming sequel, Star Trek Into Darkness. One wonders what he might have come up with had he been given the opportunity to play in a galaxy far, far away. Still, at the same time, there’s something comforting about knowing Williams will continue to provide the soundscapes for the saga.
via Cinema Blend