To the surprise of pretty much no one, John Williams is returning to compose the music for the next Star Wars film. There was of course some initial speculation as to whether he would come back, or whether JJ Abrams would enlist his regular composer, Michael Giacchino, but it’s hard to imagine Star Wars without Williams’s music.
As much as we’d love to know everything there is to know about the new Star Wars movie, there may not be all that much official information right now.
There are many directors who have worked in tandem with composers throughout their careers. Alfred Hitchcock had Bernard Herrmann, Sergio Leone had Ennio Morricone, and John Williams has also been the right hand man for Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, creating the unforgettable scores for Jaws and Star Wars.
With JJ Abrams now officially on board for Star Wars, the rumors about who could be coming back to the Empire have been hitting the web fast and furious.