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John Williams wants to score the new 'Star Wars' trilogy
With J.J. Abrams sealed as the director of "Star Wars: Episode VII" and George Lucas merely acting as a consultant, many fans of the franchise are wondering if original composer John Williams will return to provide the music. The man himself seems to be wondering the same thing, but his intentions appear to be clear.
According to a forum post by a member of the John Williams Fan Network (via First Showing), the composer addressed the audience at a recent gig. "We're about to play 'Star Wars,' and each time we play it, I'm reminded of the first time we played it decades ago," Williams reportedly said. "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..."
Will Abrams tip his hat to the original "SW" films by using Williams and his famous themes again, or will a newer composer -- such as Abrams favorite Michael Giacchino -- score the new trilogy?