Legendary film composer John Williams has thrown his hat in the ring and gone on record saying he would like to work on the next set of Star Wars films. He said this found on jwfan.com:
“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].”
I hope by continued work with George he meant Disney and J.J. Abrams since George Lucas is probably at most going to be an advisor on the next set of films. We all know Abrams is a huge Star Wars fan and getting John Williams would seem like a no brainer, but let’s not also forget his relationship with composer Michael Giacchino who has worked with Abrams on Alias, Lost, Fringe and 2009’s Star Trek. He also won an Oscar for his score of Disney’s Up. Fanboys would cry bloody murder, but I am pretty sure they would get over it. And who’s to say that having some new blood wouldn’t yield greater returns?
Send your hate for that last paragraph.