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John Williams should score Star Wars sequels, says composer tipped to replace him

April 17th, 2013 by bash 2 Comments

J.J. Abrams collaborator Michael Giacchino (above right) has said he hopes John Williams scores the new Star Wars sequels.

Rumoured to be in contention to compose music for the films himself, he addressed the subject at a post-concert Q&A in Switzerland.

“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.”

“If it were up to me I would say ‘John, you must do it’.”

Williams himself previously expressed interest in returning to Star Wars and told a concert audience in February

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  • Andrew

    If Williams doesn’t make a return to the franchise (as he should) there are only two people who should be considered to compose for the new Star Wars movies. The music for a movie series is as much a character as the characters appearing on screen, you can’t re-cast it’s signature sound same as you can’t just replace an actor in a role, the audience never fully recovers from the change.

    The two that have a sound closes to John Williams are Michael Giacchino (as mentioned above) or, because he showed great use of Williams’ Superman themes in Superman Returns (as much as that movie didn’t work, you can’t put it’s faults down to the music, the person i would suggest is John Ottman. The reason i suggest him, is because he’s clearly able to copy Williams’ established themes, as there are many in the 6 Star Wars movies, and yet still able to bring his own thing to the mix.

  • Hans Christian Vang

    Wont be Star Wars without John Williams.

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