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John Williams makes a comment about not scoring Star Wars episode VIII and suddenly we’re listening hard…

May 7th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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If there’s one thing that makes Star Wars look and feel like Star Wars, it’s the score of the great John Williams.

The composer has been there since the opening of A New Hope way back in 1977 and he was there for The Force Awakens last year.

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first time since ’77 that a Star Wars movie will not have music by John Williams with Alexandre Desplat scoring it instead.

And, with it being the first movie not as part of the central story, it may be acceptable to have Williams step back. But when it comes to one of the core movies, it has to be Williams.

However, the man is now 84 years old and is probably starting to feel like he wants to step back – after all, with movies like Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Jaws, Jurassic Park and countless others under his belt, he has earned that chance to put the feet up.

Now a user at JWFans has reported that he attended John Williams Conducts the Philly Orchestra and when he came on stage, Williams said: “I told the producers I wasn’t sure if I wanted to do the next one [Episode VIII], but told them I didn’t want anyone else doing it either.”   

Now the comment was apparently said in jest, says the user called nightscape94, however we can’t help but feel that sooner or later, Williams will leave Star Wars in someone else’s hands… and we dread that day, folks.

Let us know what you think; could Star Wars remain the same without him?

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….