John WilliamsAs many know, George Lucas sold his company, Lucasfilm, to the Walt Disney Company a few months ago. After the announcement, Walt Disney announced that it will be making a new trilogy of Star Wars films. J.J. Abrams will direct the first film slated to be released in 2015.

Star Wars fans are now wondering if any of the original filmmakers will be onboard for the new set of films. While creator/writer/director George Lucas will be a consultant on the film, Lawrence Kasdan, who previously wrote The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi, will return to write the new film. It also sounds like John Williams, who wrote and composed the music for the last six films, wants to return to the franchise.

Yesterday, reported that a member of the John Williams Fan Network was in attendance at an event for the Young Musician’s Foundation Debut Orchestra conducted by Williams. Right before playing the legendary opening theme to Star Wars Williams said, “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.”

Over the years we have spoken many times to George Lucas, who told us that Williams has been extremely important to the Star Wars franchise.
Should John Williams return to score the Star Wars trilogy or do you think it’s time for a change? Let us know!

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