Things have been moving quickly for a galaxy far, far away. With each great announcement or rumor, curiosity grows extensively over the subject of who might return to the new trilogy. Over the weekend it was announced that the original Star Wars cast would possibly all return, and the narrative would involve the children. However, one of the biggest legendary contributors hasn’t expressed interest in the new Star Wars universe… Until now!
John Williams Fan Network received word from one of its members that the composer himself expressed a desire to return to the franchise. At a recent concert, Williams commented about the beloved property before composing the famous 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].”
If Williams wants to return to the franchise, I think Disney would have to be out of their minds to say no to him. Having a Star Wars film without his signature sound is almost sacrilege to the foundations of the saga. I hope Disney makes the right decision and brings him back for the next generation. So far it appears that the Mickey Mouse empire is trying to do whatever they can to please the fanbase, so it is likely that they will bring him back. Here is hoping!
Star Wars VII is still currently scheduled for 2015!
Source: John Williams Fan Network