There are a number of big questions surrounding the upcoming Star Wars trilogy, and one of the biggest is who will be writing the music for the films. Michael Giacchino who has scored a majority of J.J. Abrams previous projects was a likely candidate, however it’s possible that John Williams, who scored the first six Star Wars films, would be taking the reins again for Episode VII. We now seem to have our answer as Abrams suggested that Williams would be back during a recent press conference.
Williams has already made it clear that he wants back in and now that it looks like those making the film want him back in too. It is a bit sad that it appears Giacchino, who is for my money the best active film composer, won’t be involved. We know he is up for it as he has already worked wonders updating iconic scores from Star Trek and Mission Impossible. Still it is almost unthinkable that anyone other than John Williams write the music for a Star Wars movie.
Nothing appears to be official yet, but as Abrams put it:
For ‘Star Wars,’ it’s every early days to know, but I believe that going forward, John Williams will be [scoring] that film…because, apparently, he was there long before I was.