J.J. Abrams Expecting John Williams to Score 'Star Wars: Episode VII'
"It's as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced." Today nerds like myself can breathe at least one sigh of relief when it comes to the development of Star Wars: Episode VII from director J.J. Abrams. While the scores for all of the Star Wars films under the direction of George Lucas have been provided by the legendary John Williams, many had wondered whether Abrams would instead use his go-to composer Michael Giacchino, who has composed music for films like Star Trek, Super 8 and Mission: Impossible III, not to mention series like "Lost." Now we have a pretty solid answer.
While Williams seemed to indicate his readiness to compose music for the new trilogy at a recent concert, TrekMovie Abrams himself essentially confirmed the composer's involvement during a Star Trek Into Darkness press conferece. Despite avoiding a variety of questions about Star Wars, Abrams did say that he expects John Williams to return and compose the score for Episode VII. However, one has to wonder if maybe Disney should bring in Michael Giacchino to at least work with Williams a bit. After all, the composer is 81-years-old now, and it might be nice to have someone already ready to inherit the saga if Williams should pass away. Either way, this is some damn good news right?