Composer John Williams and the Star Wars franchise are old friends. So naturally, it’s only to be expected that he’ll lend his talents to Disney’s upcoming return to the property. Williams himself has already expressed his desire to come back and make some more music. Now, it looks like J.J. Abrams is saying the same thing.
Despite traditionally working with other composers, ones that he could undoubtedly call upon to help him with episode VII, Abrams says that Williams needs to be the one to do it.
When talking about the potential to bring Michael Giacchino across from Star Trek Into Darkness, Abrams has this to say:
[Michael Giacchino] is truly one of the most influential members of our crew, and I think this score, he really outdid himself. […] Again, for Star Wars, it’s very early days, but I believe that, going forward, John Williams will be doing that film, because he was there long before I was.
Well, it’s a no-brainer in my opinion. As long as Williams is alive, he should be permanently attached to the franchise. And after that, we should see what we can do to clone him for future movies.
Thanks to /film for the heads-up.