John Williams' orchestrations are synonymous with a galaxy far, far away! When news broke that Disney was reigniting lightsabres for a new trilogy, I mused on directors, but never gave a second thought to composers!
“Each time we play [the Star Wars theme], I'm reminded of the first time we played it decades ago,” says Williams. “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,” he continues. “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.”
Can you envisage someone else scoring Star Wars?