According to a new report, composer John Williams has voiced his interest in working on the next trilogy. Williams’ work for the original remains one of the best loved movie scores of all time, so this seems like great news all around. Unless, that is, you’re Michael Giacchino, who’d probably be the favorite to score if this were any other Abrams project but Star Wars.
As much as I am often not Williams’ biggest fan, I have to say that as long as he’s alive it would seem almost wrong for him not to do Star Wars. Plus, as much as I enjoy Giacchino as a person — he seems very nice in his interviews, and good geek/nerd — I’m not a huge fan of his work either. Much of it is acceptable, but I rarely hear music that sticks with me and makes an impression. At least I can say for Williams that he has created some iconic scores, even if I feel he’s very bad at capturing the nuance and emotion of a scene at times.