It’s official — John Williams will score the next Star Wars trilogy, Episodes VI, VIII and IX.
Empire is reporting —
The news of Williams’ involvement, although seemingly a foregone conclusion, is huge. With JJ Abrams on board as director, the smart money had perhaps been on his long-time composer Michael Giacchino coming aboard, but Williams’ themes are so indelible to the saga, whether it’s Duel Of The Fates, The Imperial March or Yoda’s Theme, that it’s a joy to see that the legendary composer will be returning to Star Wars.
“I look forward to returning to a galaxy far, far away,” said Williams in a video, played at Celebration Europe. “I actually feel like I never left it. I hope I can contribute something in the new films that will be worthy of your continued attention.”
Here’s what he has to say about the challenge —
I know there are fans who love John Williams, but he just seems like an unimaginative hack to me, recycling The Planets over and over. Oh well, he’s no worse than Jerry Goldsmith.