- STAR WARS: EPISODE 7
Legendary composer John Williams, whose theme for the original Star Wars may be one of the most recognizable pieces of film music of the 20th Century, hopes that he will be asked to return to score the 7th installment of the franchise.
|Legendary composer John Williams|
A member of the John Williams Fan Network attended a concert by the Young Musician's Foundation Debut Orchestra conducted by Williams and this is what the composer said before playing the classic movie theme:
“We’re about to play Star Wars [audience interrupts with cheers] and each time we play it, I’m reminded of the first time we played it decades ago. Neither I, nor George, nor anyone else involved thought this would go far or in a few years there would be a sequel and I’d have to revisit the themes…and years later another trilogy. Now we’re hearing of a new set of movies coming in 2015, 2016…so I need to make sure I’m still ready to go in a few years for what I hope would be continued work with George…[more cheers].”
However it must said that J.J. Abrams has worked almost exclusively with Michael Giacchino, so while it would be nice to have Williams back, right now its not set in stone.
In other Star Wars News, for those fans who have been yearning to see the offspring of the Skywalkers and Solos on the big screen, that little wish might finally come true.
According to veteran Hollywood columnist Roger Friedman at Showbiz 411, Star Wars: Episode VII will be set "some time in the future [after Return of the Jedi]. Han, Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker will be a lot older. Their children will be the new main characters.
This would mean we will see the three main cast members of the original trilogy return, but who will be cast to play their children will be an exciting mystery.
|Fan-Art Solo Family|
It will be interesting too see if the film would pick up on the established expanded universe by having Ben Skywalker, Jacen Solo, Jaina Solo and Anakin Solo in the film, Or will Lucasfilm, director J.J. Abrams, and screenwriter Michael Arndt invent all new descendants for viewers to follow?? We will just have to wait and see!