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J.J. Abrams Wants John Williams to Compose His STAR WARS: EPISODE VII

May 2, 2013
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Ever since J.J. Abrams was locked in to helm "Star Wars: Episode VII", many fans wondered who he would have compose the picture. Would it be his longtime collaborator Michael Giacchino, who has practically scored every project Abrams has done? Or would he bring back legendary "Star Wars" composer John Williams, to reprise the classic score he first introduced to the world?

Now it seems the decision has been made and John Williams is Abrams' man. On the decision-making process, Abrams recently stated at a press conference:

"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 [on] 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."

While you can imagine his disappointment not to compose such a legendary film, Giacchino is being a very classy guy and taking this decision well. He recently stated, "I’m a huge Star Wars fan, but one of the things that excites me most about it coming back is the chance to hear new John Williams music, not new Michael Giacchino music based on John Williams music. I’m excited to hear what he would do, so however it shakes out, it would be great."

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Source: Empire

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