Cinephiles familiar with J.J. Abrams history may point to the relationship that him and film composer Michael Giacchino have had over the years, but it looks like he'll be working with another influential composer for Star Wars: Episode VII.
After the promotion period ends for Star Trek Into Darkness, Abrams will begin work on Star Wars: Episode VII in earnest, and at this point having a new composer tackle the classic canon would seem odd if it were scored by anyone other than John Williams.
Even though bringing on a new person to infuse a new sound into a new project could force the franchise into a new direction, Abrams said recently that he expects to work with the legendary musician on the film.
"[Michael Giacchino] is truly one of the most influential members of our crew," Abrams said at a Star Trek Into Darkness press junket. "And I think 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." Williams, also, has said that he wants to do the film, and to his credit, Giacchino recently expressed hope that Williams would be on board, too.
All systems seem to be a-go, now if only we can convince the critically acclaimed filmmaker to find a place for Billy Dee Williams, then all would be right within the galaxy, far, far away.
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