John Williams Wants to Score New Star Wars Movies

Posted by at 12:01 am on February 18, 2013

John WilliamsLast week, a member of the John Williams Fan Network attended a concert by the Young Musician’s Foundation Debut Orchestra conducted by Williams and this is what the composer said before playing the classic movie theme:

“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].”

The one problem may the face J.J. Abrams has worked almost exclusively with Michael Giacchino even on the Spielberg-influenced Super 8.  So it may come down to whether Lucasfilm mandates that Abrams uses Williams rather than his own guy.

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