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 Posted:   Oct 7, 2014 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Every time 'Star Wars' is mentioned, it seems that several people come out with bizarre, unfounded fantasies about how John Williams will be somehow incapacitated or dead and that someone else (nearly always Michael Giacchino) will need to come in to take the movie over.

It is absurd on every level, including the notion that Giacchino, whose career is going very strong, should be warming up in some composer bullpen, watching Williams and ready to jump in as reliever. Doesn't he have better things to do? (Answer: Yes.)

And the notion that Disney is somehow going to force a collaboration? That they're going to tell a legendary composer, who in many ways defined this blockbuster series they paid billions for, that he has to team up with a younger composer? That's just dumb.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2014 - 11:01 AM   
 By:   unamochilla2   (Member)

Giacchino has said on numerous occasions that Williams is the only man for the job of scoring Star Wars. Even when someone released a false rumor (around the time when he was announced to score Jurassic World) that Giacchino was collaborating with Williams, he shot down it down pretty quickly via Twitter. Also, as far as we know, Abrams won't be involved with the next two episodes, either. Then again, Williams hasn't been confirmed, either, at this point.

 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2014 - 11:54 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)


Also, as far as we know, Abrams won't be involved with the next two episodes, either. Then again, Williams hasn't been confirmed, either, at this point.


All that's confirmed is:

2015's Star Wars Episode 7 is written by Lawrence Kasdan and directed by JJ Abrams.
2016's spin off Star Wars film is written by Gary Whitta and directed by Gareth Edwards.
2017's Star Wars Episode 8 is written and directed by Rian Johnson.
2018's spin off Star Wars film is directed by Josh Trank - writer is unknown.
2019's Star Wars Episode 9 is being written by Rian Johnson - director is unannounced so far.

Supposedly, scripts for Boba Fett, Han Solo, Yoda, and Darth Maul spinoffs are in various stages of development, but it hasn't been announced which ones Edwards and Trank are doing yet.


The only announced composer for any of those is John Williams for Episode 7. Probably next year we will learn who is composing Edwards' spinoff film, and if Williams will return for Episode 8 or not.

 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2014 - 11:57 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

Double post again!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2014 - 12:17 PM   
 By:   unamochilla2   (Member)

Kathleen Kennedy originally said Williams was going to score the entire trilogy, but the official press release only mentions Episode VII and I believe a recent tweet only mentions his involvement in Episode VII. Since Williams expressed interest in Episode VII (and another Indiana Jones film) before he was officially signed on, he probably has interest in scoring Episodes VIII and IX. It may come down to his schedule and what Spielberg has in line beyond 2016.

 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2014 - 12:24 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

Spielberg already slotted St. James Place for October 2015, which being just 2 months before December 2015's Episode 7 could lead to a little trouble, depending on how the post production schedule of both films go.

Spielberg's next film is The BFG, slated for July 2016, which wouldn't interfere with Edward's spinoff film (December 2016) if he wants to score it.

Who knows what Spielberg, Williams, and Abrams will be up to in 2017 and beyond. There's also a Tintin 2, directed by Peter Jackson, in the mix.

 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2014 - 12:59 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

I'd be amazed if Williams "couldn't find the time" to do Episodes VIII and IX.

Not to say things can't happen and none of us are getting younger but all things considered.

And let us not forget, he's juggled more than one project at a time and seems to be in excellent health. : knocks on wood :

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2014 - 1:15 PM   
 By:   Mike_H   (Member)

You said it, CitizenJoe!

Every time 'Star Wars' is mentioned, it seems that several people come out with bizarre, unfounded fantasies about how John Williams will be somehow incapacitated or dead and that someone else (nearly always Michael Giacchino) will need to come in to take the movie over.

The other comment you often see is similar to the one above: That since Williams is, by his own admission, no longer 35, he needs to be put out on an ice floe and released into Los Angeles harbor, having proved, in accordance with Eskimo tradition, that he is no longer a useful member of society.

What the hell is this about? I think we just need to assume that Williams is in good health - with all his limbs attached, and completely free of all debilitating illness, terminal or otherwise - until he holds some kind of press conference and tells us otherwise.

The man's a living legend and Star Wars is his baby... If the producers want him and he wants to do it, what's wrong with him continuing to revisit his signature work?


Agreed 100%

 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2014 - 1:54 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)


Also, as far as we know, Abrams won't be involved with the next two episodes, either. Then again, Williams hasn't been confirmed, either, at this point.


All that's confirmed is:

2015's Star Wars Episode 7 is written by Lawrence Kasdan and directed by JJ Abrams.
2016's spin off Star Wars film is written by Gary Whitta and directed by Gareth Edwards.
2017's Star Wars Episode 8 is written and directed by Rian Johnson.
2018's spin off Star Wars film is directed by Josh Trank - writer is unknown.
2019's Star Wars Episode 9 is being written by Rian Johnson - directed is unannounced so far.

Supposedly, scripts for Boba Fett, Han Solo, Yoda, and Darth Maul spinoffs are in various stages of development, but it hasn't been announced which ones Edwards and Trank are doing yet.


The only announced composer for any of those is John Williams for Episode 7. Probably next year we will learn who is composing Edwards' spinoff film, and if Williams will return for Episode 8 or not.


I know their just getting started but Disney may burn the audience out with so many films and spin-offs in the pipeline. eek

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2014 - 2:04 PM   
 By:   unamochilla2   (Member)


I know their just getting started but Disney may burn the audience out with so many films and spin-offs in the pipeline. eek


I think Williams would also be burned out scoring a Star Wars film every year!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2014 - 2:09 PM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)

The following is just an UNCONFIRMED RUMOR, so take it with a grain of salt...

Disney's BIG movie this Christmas is INTO THE WOODS, it opens Xmas day...

I'm told there is a very strong chance they will have a trailer on it for their 2015 BIG XMAS movie that will have an original score recorded for it that will be recorded in LA in the very near future..

I wonder what that could be and who would be scoring it....

Remember, this is just a UNCONFIRMED RUMOR!!!!!


Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2014 - 3:35 PM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

That actually makes a lot of sense, and would explain why Williams is writing music in 2 weeks - to get a short 2 minute theme-y cue ready for a December trailer. I like it.

 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2014 - 3:41 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

By coincidence, Abrams' "Captain Kirk" appears and SINGS in "Into the Woods" as one of the princes.



Could the marketing experts be hoping SW fans and ST fans are also Sondheim fans?

 
 Posted:   Oct 7, 2014 - 9:54 PM   
 By:   pete   (Member)


Remember, this is just a UNCONFIRMED RUMOR!!!!!

Ford A. Thaxton


Sorry to nitpick, but an "unconfirmed rumor" is simply a rumor^

And unconfirmed rumors.. oops, I mean rumors of three Obi Wan films:
http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Why-Obi-Wan-Might-Most-Important-Star-Wars-Character-Moving-Forward-67573.html

"Treat this with a grain of salt, as the reporting Web site doesn’t have a proven track record, but it is being reported by Cinelinx that Disney and LucasFilms are moving forward with a trilogy of Obi-Wan Kenobi films that would be set between Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. That covers a lot of ground in Ben Kenobi’s life, and is a ripe period to explore. The source for the site does emphasize, though, that these are not interconnected stories forming a massive trilogy, but rather three standalone films built around Obi-Wan’s character."

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2014 - 1:30 AM   
 By:   Ford A. Thaxton   (Member)


Remember, this is just a UNCONFIRMED RUMOR!!!!!

Ford A. Thaxton


Sorry to nitpick, but an "unconfirmed rumor" is simply a rumor^


It's unconfirmed because I only had a single GOOD source for it..

If I had another source confirming it, that would be another story.

Ford A. Thaxton

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2014 - 8:14 AM   
 By:   pete   (Member)


It's unconfirmed because I only had a single GOOD source for it..

Ford A. Thaxton


You misunderstood, Sir. I just meant the word "unconfirmed" need never go before the word "rumour". It's redundant. A rumour is by definition unconfirmed.

Having said that, when someone with your connections posts a "rumour", I'm inclined to believe it^.

 
 Posted:   Oct 8, 2014 - 5:16 PM   
 By:   Juergen   (Member)

My granny turned 97 this year and keeps kicking ass, so Williams will rock the cradle until Episode 9 as well. Unless he receives a bad stroke in between once confronted with sneaky Ewok footage in spotting sessions between his episodes.

As for Gareth Edward's MUTO WARS, just give Desplat a try wink

 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2014 - 11:57 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)


The following is just an UNCONFIRMED RUMOR, so take it with a grain of salt...

Disney's BIG movie this Christmas is INTO THE WOODS, it opens Xmas day...

I'm told there is a very strong chance they will have a trailer on it for their 2015 BIG XMAS movie that will have an original score recorded for it that will be recorded in LA in the very near future..

I wonder what that could be and who would be scoring it....

Remember, this is just a UNCONFIRMED RUMOR!!!!!


Ford A. Thaxton



Looks like Ford Thaxton was right. Here is the latest rumor, posted to the JWFan message boards and then erased a little while after:


A reliable source just said JW recieved a trailer from JJ Abrams on Monday, Oct 20. JW has already written new Star Wars music to accompany this trailer. This new trailer music will feature new music and will be recorded on November 15 in LA with full orchestra. Still determining if the score will be recorded in London due to advanced age of composer/conductor. 14 hour flight to LA not too kind on 82 year old. This is all a secret at this message will be deleted shortly.


http://www.jwfan.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=24791&p=1051779

 
 Posted:   Oct 27, 2014 - 12:18 PM   
 By:   Shaun Rutherford   (Member)

Already posted:

http://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=103107&forumID=1&archive=0&pageID=2&r=136#bottom

 
 Posted:   Nov 6, 2014 - 11:34 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

Just posted to the official Star Wars Facebook page


Star Wars: The Force Awakens has completed principal photography.




https://www.facebook.com/StarWars/photos/a.184244804960462.62918.169299103121699/844459488938987/?type=1&theater

 
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