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John Williams Hopes to Return for More Star Wars

February 17, 2013


Everyone and anyone who has ever been associated with the "Star Wars" franchise is being cornered to ask their opinion about J.J. Abrams' upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, mainly to find out their involvement. Eventually that would get around to composer John Williams, whose theme for the original Star Wars may be one of the most recognizable pieces of film music of the 20th Century.

Last 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].”

That's all good except that J.J. Abrams has worked almost exclusively with Michael Giacchino even on the Spielberg-influenced Super 8, so while it's nice that Williams wants to continue doing more "Star Wars" music, he seemingly isn't even aware that George Lucas is no longer involved in these. With that in mind, it's all going to come down to whether Lucasfilm mandates that Abrams uses Williams rather than his own guy.

(Photo Credit: FayesVision/WENN.com)

(Thanks to TheForce.net for drawing our attention to this.)


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