Wednesday 1 May 2013

Star Wars Episode VII Composer Confirmed?

Star Wars: Episode VII director, J.J. Abrams.

Has Star Wars 7 got it's composer? Its director seems to think so.

Despite attending press conferences for his new film Star Trek Into Darkness, J.J. Abrams can't help but talk about his new gig as Star Wars-director. Addressing the rumours that John Williams will be returning to score Episode VII, Abrams said:

“[Michael Giacchino] is truly one of the most influential members of our crew, and I think this score [for Into Darkness], 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 (right) with Star Wars creator George Lucas (left).

If this is the case, then the idea of Episode VII has just got a lot more real. Fans of the series will be overjoyed at the news; I can't quite imagine a Star Wars film that isn't scored by the legendary Williams. Though it isn't confirmed yet, I'm sure it won't be long before an official announcement is made.

Star Wars: Episode VII is currently pencilled in for a 2015 release.

Via Hypable.


  1. Munir Abedrabbo1 May 2013 at 23:29

    This are truly great news. I love Michael Giacchino's work but John Williams is an essential part of the Star Wars universe so just needs to be in the upcoming trilogy.

  2. Indeed. Maybe they could slot Giacchino or someone into the standalone films, to give them a slightly different flavour. But all of the core episodes should undoubtedly be Williams-scored.