John Williams has indicated that he wants to work on the forthcoming Star Wars sequels.
Last week, a member of the John Williams Fan Network attended a concert by the Young Musician’s Foundation Debut Orchestra conducted by Williams.
Before playing the classic movie theme, the composer said: “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, 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].”
Given that J.J. Abrams almost exclusively works with Michael Giacchino, this could become interesting but really, do we want anyone else but Williams to work on the score?