John Williams Is Open To Scoring More STAR WARS Films

With the upcoming Episode VII expected to be released in 2015, legendary composer John Williams has expressed interest in returning to score the J.J. Abrams-directed sequel.

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By D117 - 2/17/2013


Williams had recently stated: "We’re about to play Star Wars [audience interrupts with cheers] and each time we play it, I’m reminded of the first time we played it decades ago. Neither I, nor George, nor anyone else involved thought this would go far or in a few years there would be a sequel and I’d have to revisit the themes…and years later another trilogy. Now we’re hearing of a new set of movies coming in 2015, 2016…so I need to make sure I’m still ready to go in a few years for what I hope would be continued work with George…[more cheers]."

With that said, Williams probably doesn't know that JJ Abrams is set to helm the next film. It would be interesting to see this happen, only time will tell. Leave your thoughts in the usual place down below.

Source: jwfan.com
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BRAD3NGUNN - 2/17/2013, 3:12 PM
I really hope he returns, without his music I'm not sure I'd like the new trilogy as much as the other films. They make the films perfect to me.
SuperDude001 - 2/17/2013, 3:13 PM
Ahaa thank god for this news cause I thought he was dead o.O
(back on the article subject, it would be cool to see what he could do for the new trilogy)
Mears - 2/17/2013, 3:13 PM
Interesting! JJ probably goes with M. Giacchino, (who is VERY influenced by Williams' work). But they'll probably use the main Williams themes. Similar to John Ottman's work for Superman Returns.
santoanderson - 2/17/2013, 3:14 PM
Well if he is unable to fully compose and conduct the scores for the next three, maybe he and Giacchino can collaborate.
marvel72 - 2/17/2013, 3:16 PM
it wouldn't feel like a star wars movie without the legendary john williams.
MJPETTY7 - 2/17/2013, 3:17 PM
Yeah!!!!

I'm very happy about this. Perfectly fine with Michael Giacchino too, but John Williams belongs with Star Wars (and Superman, and Jaws, and Indiana Jones, and E.T., etc.). It would't fully be Star Wars without him. :)
AC1 - 2/17/2013, 3:19 PM
John Williams was the only consistently excellent thing throughout the Star Wars saga. Even if the movie was mostly crap *COUGH*Phantom Menace*COUGH*, you can always count on John Williams to deliver an amazing score.
charlie2094 - 2/17/2013, 3:19 PM
Yes! Can't imagine Star Wars without him! Saying that, I'll miss the 20th Century Fox fanfare at the beginning as that also means Star Wars to me, regardless of the film :P
capMO - 2/17/2013, 3:20 PM
cant make SW without this man's genius touch
KNIGHT3000 - 2/17/2013, 3:20 PM
Damn shame they didn't use him for MAN OF STEEL nor SUPERMAN RETURNS, damn shame if they don't use him for remaining STAR WARS
thorhulk77 - 2/17/2013, 3:22 PM
@SuperDude001
TheAmazingSpiderMan47 - 2/17/2013, 3:24 PM
@ACira easy to agree with that.... his music was even able to drown out all the garbage of the prequels, and in the original trilogy .... WOW, i mean imagine hearing that as a kid... pure awesome
Paragon79 - 2/17/2013, 3:24 PM
Atastyburger: Not really to hard to do though.
NeoBaggins - 2/17/2013, 3:28 PM
STAR WARS owes a large portion of it's success to it's soundtrack. Having John Williams is a no-brainer and a willful fail if not. Everything looks good so far, don't [frick] this part of it up.
supermarioworldE - 2/17/2013, 3:29 PM
The greatest movie music composer alive. They'd be idiots not to bring Williams back.
Areajerm - 2/17/2013, 3:29 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usfiAsWR4qU
nach1wan - 2/17/2013, 3:34 PM
thats awesome! i thought the sequel trilogy would have a different composer for sure
TheOneAboveAll - 2/17/2013, 3:39 PM
You truly are a sith @DarthMaul
flames809 - 2/17/2013, 3:40 PM
i rather see a new composer for the new ones.
superherofan21 - 2/17/2013, 3:43 PM
John Williams did a phenomenal job with the music for the original trilogy. I hope they bring him back.
TheDesertGorilla - 2/17/2013, 3:47 PM
That is if he doesn't die in the meantime :/
TexasTwoFace - 2/17/2013, 3:59 PM
Wouldn't want it any other way.
StarkRaving - 2/17/2013, 4:01 PM
I love so many of John William's scores, especially all the pieces he wrote for the original Star Wars trilogy. But the only memorable for me from the entire prequel trilogy was Duel of the Fates. I'm concerned that he no longer can write that kind of music (just as both Lucas and Spielberg seem to have lost it for SW and Indiana Jones), and I'd like someone else try their hand at scoring the next ones.
AlexRival - 2/17/2013, 4:02 PM
@TheOneAboveAll Only a Sith deals in absolutes...
Wildaniel - 2/17/2013, 4:04 PM
Tevii - 2/17/2013, 4:08 PM
Wouldnt be Star wars without him.
Superior - 2/17/2013, 4:16 PM
He scored all of the other Star Wars films, Indiana Jones, and Superman..... Let him have this one.
JULEZ13 - 2/17/2013, 4:20 PM
Star Wars wouldn't be the same without him. Superman can live without him cuz its Superman. But Star Wars was born after Lucas added the soundtrack to the film. Without the music, Star Wars wouldn't have been nearly as powerful as it was.
DefcoN - 2/17/2013, 4:22 PM
Excellent news! This man trully makes a difference with his music.
pintoman - 2/17/2013, 4:22 PM
Uhm, they better go with Williams. If Williams is available and they go with anyone else, the film will fall under the "they must not want me to see it" umbrella.
IIIAdamantiumIII - 2/17/2013, 4:37 PM
good , good *rubs hands*
Gulon180 - 2/17/2013, 4:53 PM
"John Williams Is Open To Scoring More STAR WARS Films"....im [frick]ing sure he is.
Facade - 2/17/2013, 5:13 PM
Not having Williams score Star Wars would be as silly as not having him score MOS, uh....
Wingding - 2/17/2013, 5:20 PM
YESSSS! Now bring on the collaboration with Giacchino
Gman20 - 2/17/2013, 5:30 PM
@killerkooljames

Couldn't agree more . Williams is indeed a god amongst men in composing but the next gen should be allowed to take a crack at it . Giacchino is more than capable .

And when it comes to MOS I am really looking forward to what Hanz does with it.

But if Williams does indeed do it I have no problem with that what so ever .
Luko - 2/17/2013, 5:33 PM
cooooooooooolll. THe best thing i hearing at the begining of the new day
NeoBaggins - 2/17/2013, 5:33 PM
See people who don't want to see the original cast in their own sequel and wanting someone other than John Williams to score STAR WARS. SMDH Actual fans are in short supply this day and age.

At any rate, the main themes have already been created, including new pieces from the prequels. There's more than enough John Williams in place to continue scoring STAR WARS forever. So, it wouldn't matter if he was on board or not. It's not like he'd be recreating the main themes. Theor done already- like the LOTR music you hear in the HOBBIT. The music is part of the series. You don't re-score STAR WARS.
NeoBaggins - 2/17/2013, 5:45 PM
But if he comes back to score new additive piece... EPICNESS. The most I'll accept with another composer is filler music around the original themes which would leave a composer very little to do. So basically, it's unnecessary.

Hire John Williams to create new additive themes, or use the existing and extensive STAR WARS catalog he's already created to score the films.
95 - 2/17/2013, 5:59 PM
I would be super happy to have him score the new trilogy, but J.J. and Giacchino are a package deal. Especially with the Pixar writer attached, Giacchino will deliver the right tone. John Williams should return for a standalone spin-off. I say: Yoda. His theme for Yoda is my favorite.
CavEl - 2/17/2013, 5:59 PM
Pleased with Zimmer's on Man of Steel, can't wait to hear it.

Star Wars = Same continuity
Man of Steel = Reboot, new continuity, new everything.

Glad Williams is off the project.
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