John Williams And J.J. Abrams… Will They Collaborate For Star Wars?

John Williams

John Williams

At age of 81, Academy award winning composer John Williams isn’t showing any signs of slowing down in his career that spanned over six decades. Williams is most recognized for composing the score of the Star Wars saga, JAWS, Jurassic Park, and countless others in his years of association with director Steven Spielberg. Since J.J. Abrams is officially confirmed by Disney to helm Star Wars: Episode VII, it’s kind of hard to envision the series without Williams doing the score. So the question is – will Abrams work with the original composer, or will he continue to collaborate with Michael Giacchino?

According to a member of the John Williams Fan network, Williams said the following before conducting the Star Wars theme with an Orchestra at a recent live concert:

“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].”

It’s clear Williams wants to continue doing the iconic score for the new trilogy, but does Abrams want to work with Williams is still to be confirmed.

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