Ever since J.J. Abrams was brought on to direct 2015’s Star Wars: Episode VII for Disney and Lucasfilm earlier this year, it has been rumored that he would hire his frequent composer Michael Giacchino (Star Trek Into Darkness, Super 8) to score the highly anticipated sequel. Giacchino himself said that he would prefer to see John Williams score the movie:
“He [Williams] has been a great inspiration to me over the years,” Giacchino said. “He has been a great teacher to me and good friend and I would love nothing more than to hear more of his music from that universe.”
At a recent press conference for the Star Trek sequel in Berlin, Abrams is asked about the possibility of Giacchino coming with him from Star Trek to Star Wars, and he had this to say about both composers:
“Michael Giacchino is an incredible composer, who I was lucky enough to begin working with on Alias. … He’s 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.”
You can watch the rest of the press conference with Abrams and the cast of Star Trek Into Darkness below.
It is a new trilogy and I understand the need for a new start but why not use them both? Maybe Giacchino should cut his teeth on the stand alone films?
Who do you think should score Star Wars: Episode VII?
Jump to 8:14 to hear about John Williams