J.J. Abrams says John Williams will do the 'Star Wars' score
J.J. Abrams won’t say much about the next Star Wars film, which he is directing — though info about casting and the story has piled up in bits and pieces. Now a new bit, from Abrams’ himself: At a Berlin press conference for Star Trek Into Darkness, an entrepreneurial audience member asked the filmmaker about longtime collaborator and composer Michael Giacchino, who has provided the score for most every major Abrams work. The audience member asked: Would Giacchino also do the score for Star Wars? The short answer: No — John Williams, most famous for composing the six other Star Wars films, will, probably. The longer answer: Michael Giacchino is great! But so is John Williams!
Abrams was caught on tape saying this, so it’ll be hard for him to drape it in much mystery, though questions persist: Have they had a formal meeting about working together? Requests to both Abrams and Williams for comment were not immediately returned. Updates to come.
Read Abrams’ full comments about Giacchino and Williams, and watch the press conference, below: