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J.J. Abrams says Star Wars: Episode VII will be scored by John Williams

Apr. 30, 2013by: Alex Maidy

Now that the press has begun for STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS, we will surely be getting tons of little nuggets of information from J.J. Abrams about STAR WARS: EPISODE VII. How much he will share with us remains to be seen, but at a recent German press conference for TREK, Abrams did give some concrete news on the music that will be used in EPISODE VII.

When asked about the score, Abrams let this slip:

"For 'Star Wars,' it's every early days to know, but I believe that going forward, John Williams will be [scoring] that film," he said, jokingly adding: "Because, apparently, he was there long before I was."

Abrams longtime scoring partner has been Michael Giacchino, who many look at as the heir apparent to John Williams. Giacchino has turned in some varied and amazing music for STAR TREK, THE INCREDIBLES, RATATOUILLE, SUPER 8, UP, and will be working on Brad Bird's TOMORROWLAND and the Wachowski's JUPITER ASCENDING. Keeping Williams involved proves that Disney truly doesn't want to alienate fans of the classic films, which was also apparent in their desire for poster artist Drew Struzan to return as well.

With just two years until the 2015 date Disney is promising for STAR WARS: EPISODE VII, there may not be much time to lose. As long as John Williams wants to come back, I say have him back. Hopefully he will give us something truly memorable to add to his vast library of iconic music.

Source: IndieWire

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5:05PM on 04/30/2013
Damn straight.
Damn straight.
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5:19PM on 04/30/2013

Yesss!!

I just posted how I would miss Williams' music in Man of Steel, but that Zimmer will do a great job.

However, I would NOT feel the same way here. Must. Have. Williams!
I just posted how I would miss Williams' music in Man of Steel, but that Zimmer will do a great job.

However, I would NOT feel the same way here. Must. Have. Williams!
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5:21PM on 04/30/2013
This world needs more John Williams, especially since we are being robbed of him for Man of Steel.
This world needs more John Williams, especially since we are being robbed of him for Man of Steel.
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5:29PM on 04/30/2013
Thank the maker!
Thank the maker!
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5:36PM on 04/30/2013
Great news, but how old is John Williams? Hope he's still able to do it.
Great news, but how old is John Williams? Hope he's still able to do it.
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7:11PM on 04/30/2013
A step in the right direction of many I hope.
A step in the right direction of many I hope.
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7:15PM on 04/30/2013
Say what you want about the prequels (we can go on forever) but the on constant was the score, that was always top notch and never deviated from what was expected, excellence. This is good news indeed.
Say what you want about the prequels (we can go on forever) but the on constant was the score, that was always top notch and never deviated from what was expected, excellence. This is good news indeed.
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9:24PM on 04/30/2013
Well you got us there. Same thing happened in Superman Returns. The had the epic music and then delivered a pile of shit.
Well you got us there. Same thing happened in Superman Returns. The had the epic music and then delivered a pile of shit.
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7:37PM on 04/30/2013
Can we all just acknowledge, for better or worse, that this film won't be out by 2015?
Can we all just acknowledge, for better or worse, that this film won't be out by 2015?
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9:18PM on 04/30/2013

Hey...

when did JJ start caring about trying to be respectful to something that came before him? He sure didnt give a fuck about Star Trek.
when did JJ start caring about trying to be respectful to something that came before him? He sure didnt give a fuck about Star Trek.
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6:00AM on 05/01/2013
True ppl liked his crappy version of trek so who's to argue with the ppl.
True ppl liked his crappy version of trek so who's to argue with the ppl.
9:50PM on 04/30/2013
Pretty sure Star Wars was always his real passion, he didn't really care about Star Trek or liked any of it when he started making it.

Anyway, it didn't stop him from making his Star Trek the most critically and financially successful Star Trek yet, so...
Pretty sure Star Wars was always his real passion, he didn't really care about Star Trek or liked any of it when he started making it.

Anyway, it didn't stop him from making his Star Trek the most critically and financially successful Star Trek yet, so...
10:10PM on 04/30/2013
Really good news. Now they have to see about getting Drew Struzan back to paint the poster.
Really good news. Now they have to see about getting Drew Struzan back to paint the poster.
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11:02PM on 04/30/2013
I'm not a fanboy. I like the series (what's a prequel?)
But this is the icing on the cake before the cake.
I'm not a fanboy. I like the series (what's a prequel?)
But this is the icing on the cake before the cake.
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12:50AM on 05/01/2013
Duel of Fates was one of the best thing to come out of the prequels.
Duel of Fates was one of the best thing to come out of the prequels.
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2:33AM on 05/01/2013
This is good...especially since John Williams has scored the previous Star Wars films..icing on the cake
This is good...especially since John Williams has scored the previous Star Wars films..icing on the cake
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2:34AM on 05/01/2013

All is well

Yah I could have lived with almost any other change especially since JJ is Directing, but if they had not used Williams that would have simply been idiotic. If he was unavailable...well then delay the movie, if he wanted 1 billion....well give it to him, its John Williams and this is Star Wars they are one and the same.
Yah I could have lived with almost any other change especially since JJ is Directing, but if they had not used Williams that would have simply been idiotic. If he was unavailable...well then delay the movie, if he wanted 1 billion....well give it to him, its John Williams and this is Star Wars they are one and the same.
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6:49AM on 05/01/2013
Now... Read what Abrams actually said again. "it's every early days to know, but I believe".
How the hell does that translate into "Ep 7 WILL be scored by Williams"?
Maybe he will but this is not any kind of remotely concrete confirmation.
Now... Read what Abrams actually said again. "it's every early days to know, but I believe".
How the hell does that translate into "Ep 7 WILL be scored by Williams"?
Maybe he will but this is not any kind of remotely concrete confirmation.
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9:18PM on 05/16/2013
Scored by williams! Acted by this guy! Seriously this guy auditions for star wars ep vii. It's hilarious for star wars fans! And its also for charity nice!
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Scored by williams! Acted by this guy! Seriously this guy auditions for star wars ep vii. It's hilarious for star wars fans! And its also for charity nice!
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