John Williams Wants to Make Music for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

The legendary composer revealed he is willing to come on board to work on the score for director J.J. Abrams' new sequel.
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John Williams Wants to Make Music for ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

John Williams wants to compose the score for Star Wars: Episode VII One of the many questions still yet to be answered in regards to Star Wars: Episode VII is who will compose the score. While nothing is set in stone yet, John Williams, who crafted the music for the six previous Star Wars movies, revealed at a recent concert that he wants to come back to work on the score for director J.J. Abrams' sci-fi sequel.

"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 (Lucas), 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]."

Of course, George Lucas himself won't be too involved in Star Wars: Episode VII after selling Lucasfilm in October for north of $4 billion. Director J.J. Abrams has used composer Michael Giacchino for all of his feature directorial outings. We'll have to wait and see which composer is in fact chosen to work on the music for Star Wars: Episode VII.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens comes to theaters December 18th, 2015.

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  • thehost91 • 2 years ago

    But since Episode VII won't come out until 2015 (or 16), there's a possible chance that (God forbid) John Williams might not be alive by then. But if this tragedy should happen, I think it would be the best option to hire Michael Giacchino to score the film. Anyone else agree (if the Williams' plan fails)?

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    • Alvaro-Soliz-Ros • 2 years ago

      Star Wars is not Star Wars without John Williams. I even think that he gave much more to the saga than George did. He saved the prequels with his music. No more to say: he's to be back.

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      • Zak-Lee-Ferguson • 2 years ago

        @thehost91 this news has me gearing....its just something nostalgic, no Williams no Star Wars, that's all i think lacks in the TV animated series, i think them using the already key themes and all and replicate and like do a bit of SKRILLEX to it it would work :P

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        • thehost91 • 2 years ago

          @Zak-Lee-Ferguson Sorry and... your welcome.

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          • bawnian-dexeus • 2 years ago

            @aoshi Agreed on the Avengers score. The theme song was good, but nothing stellar. Though in the case of the prequels, Revenge of the Sith really showed William's maturity as a composer with the franchise. Each dramatic piece was emotional and powerful in my opinion. Duel of Fates in Phantom Menace was the only good moment, and The Clones Arrival in the arena.

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            • Zak-Lee-Ferguson • 2 years ago

              @thehost91 (swipes a bit of SPUNk from his cheek) THANKS

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              • aoshi • 2 years ago

                @stiles His scores for the prequels were good, but they sound very weak next to the original trilogy's. It's like comparing a staging of Richard Wagner's operas at the Met versus an edited recording at a small studio for a $5 CD compilation. I guess the prequels just didn't inspire him the way the originals did.

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                • aoshi • 2 years ago

                  @Roberto-Mata The Avengers score wasn't memorable at all, though. :/

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                  • gumperman • 2 years ago

                    This is news I've been waiting to hear. I love Giacchino and I'm sure if he does the score for the new Star Wars movie, it will be wonderful, but I am hoping that John Williams gets to continue what he started. Plus it will be interesting to hear a Williams score to a J.J. Abrams film.

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                    • 2movieguys • 2 years ago

                      He should do it!!

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                      • themoviefanatic • 2 years ago

                        @stiles Exactly.

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                        • masterofthemoon • 2 years ago

                          He will be back no bones about it!

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                          • stiles • 2 years ago

                            Even in the prequels, Williams scores were on point. He's never bad.

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                            • Roberto-Mata • 2 years ago

                              @aoshi The composer who really changed a little bit last year was Alan Silvestri with the score of The Avengers, it had this 80's epic vibe and that's was truly something else, nevertheless, Hans Zimmer still the best!. Williams should stay with the Star Wars franchise at least until he retires.

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                              • Number1Wolverine • 2 years ago

                                Listen I love John Williams as a composer, but I was hoping JJ would get a new composer for the new trilogy as every Star Wars fan was complaining about how the prequels rehashed everything yet we have the same composer, and writers from the original trilogy working on the new one. Just saying if Disney is going to reboot it then truly start fresh.

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                                • thehost91 • 2 years ago

                                  *Ejaculates

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                                  • instead8909 • 2 years ago

                                    What I get frustrated with is that people claim John Carter is a rip-off of Wars or anything else these days.

                                    The books were written way before Star Wars or Trek came into being.so stop your whining.

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                                    • Trent-Parker • 2 years ago

                                      YYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                                      • Trent-Parker • 2 years ago

                                        YES!!!!! YESS!!!!!!!! YEEESSSSS!!!!!!! YEEEEEEEEESSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HECK YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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