There has been a lot of head-scratching and speculation concerning the new Star Wars films—will they focus on the children of the heroes from the original film? How many original stars will make cameos or appearances? Is it possible for a decent Star Wars sequel to exist?—and one of the questions haunting Star Wars fans since J.J. Abrams signed on to direct Episode VII has been whether or not longtime Abrams collaborator Michael Giacchino would score the music for the film, or would John Williams, who wrote the music for the six previous Star Wars films, return to score the sequels?
Well, while a final decision does not seem to have been made as of yet, we’re putting our money on Williams returning—seeing as how Williams is the most well-known film score composer, well, ever, and that his themes for Star Wars are some of the most memorable and adored music in the history of cinema, it seems likely that he’d be invited to return. Moreover, it seems like Williams is keen to return to a galaxy far, far away. As Cinema Blend notes, Williams appears to be mentally preparing himself for the task:
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…”
Not exactly a guarantee that he’ll return, but if the job is offered, it sounds like Williams will be coming back for the sequels.
What do you think of the Star Wars news?