Did anybody watch ‘Star Wars Rebels’ the other night on ABC, where Darth Vader ordered an Inquisitor to murder children? And how about that Obi-Wan Kenobi spinoff that’s been in the news recently? There’s been a whole lot of Star Wars buzz going around, but not much about Episode 7 until today. Thank goodness someone is working on better SW movies to take the bad taste of the recent trilogy out of our mouths. But if the rumors are true, there will definitely be some elements involved that I wholly disapprove of. But I’ll be there right first in line anyway, because I’m a long-time fan. And as far as I’m concerned, the trailer for the first entry in a brand new trilogy can’t come fast enough.
The above video of George Lucas explaining ‘Star Wars’ in a recent airing of ‘Charlie Rose’ is a verbal time jump back to the very genesis of what made the legend. Thanks to this thought process, each one of us has a special piece of history to call our own. No one has the same concept, understanding or appreciation of Star Wars. If we’re lucky, a new generation of fans will find that same sense of grandeur in the new flicks. If we’re lucky. Because that second trilogy flavor is still bitter and hopeless. But we’ll make it if we try. It all starts with the trailer.
Peter from Slash Film gave us a little something something that could mean nothing nothing. His tweet is based around the report that the amazing John Williams has been working on music for the new teaser/trailer. The John Williams Network expanded on that.
“A reliable source just said JW received a trailer from JJ Abrams on Monday, Oct 20. JW has already written new Star Wars music to accompany this trailer. This new trailer music will feature new music and will be recorded on November 15 in LA with full orchestra. Still determining if the score will be recorded in London due to advanced age of composer/conductor. 14 hour flight to LA not too kind on 82 year old. This is all a secret and this message will be deleted shortly.”
The message will self-destruct! Like a Death Star. See what I did there? It hasn’t gone yet, but it says it will, and that’s what matters. And yes, I know the DS didn’t self-destruct, duh. Take a joke.
82, wow. That is advanced age for a guy traipsing around the globe to make some music. He’s got the heart of a champion. I HOPE! Don’t need him going into cardiac arrest before recording the tunes for that trailer. Because we all know what bullshit Star Wars sounds like without John Williams. I’d rather have Al Bundy off to the side playing a cold cut sandwich first. What would I do if I were John Williams? I’d tell them to come to me, grind my feet into Eddie Murphy’s couch, then fill the whole soundtrack in Rick James covers. And that, ladies and gents, is why nobody trusts me with a goddam thing.