J.J. Abrams, I hope you’re reading this. I know you love to collaborate with Michael Giacchino. He’s done some great works including the Medal of Honor theme, Up, Star Trek and Ratatouille. With Star Trek, it was okay that you went with Giacchino, since the Star Trek franchise has had many different composers over the years. Star Wars music, however, is synonymous with John Williams. He already struck out when it came to who was going to compose the Man of Steel movie. The winner went to Hans Zimmer, the same guy who took over Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy from Danny Elfman. Mr. Williams even expressed interest in composing the new Star Wars film.
I know that you love to pay homage to the projects you’re working on. For example, the Star Trek reboot score incorporated tunes from the original Star Wars theme. Why tease us with a bit of familiar tune here and there when you can go all out? You’ve been given some awesome resources to help keep the Star Wars experience we all know and love, like having Lawrence Kasdan on board to help out.
At a recent Young Musician’s Foundation Debut Orchestra concert, which John Williams himself conducted, he expressed interest about continuing his work with the franchise.
We’re about to play Star Wars 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…
I just hope he knows that Lucas won’t be involved as much.