Getting the straight word about the next "Star Wars" movie might be tougher than trying to escape out of a Sarlacc pit, but director J.J. Abrams has let loose a juicy tidbit about who may compose the score -- John Williams.
The impromptu revelation occurred during a "Star Trek: Into Darkness" press conference in Berlin on Monday, as Abrams fielded a question about the possibility of composer Michael Giacchino -- who has worked extensively with Abrams on previous ventures -- taking on "Star Wars." After speaking a few sentences about Giacchino's brilliance, Abrams threw everyone a curve ball and name-dropped Williams.
"Again, for Star Wars, it's very early days, but I believe that, going forward, John Williams will be doing that film because he was there long before I was," Abrams said.
You can see Abrams field the question in the video below. While nothing is set in stone -- yet -- this musical note should be great news for devout fans of the sci-fi saga, as they would likely feel that anything less than Williams would be uncivilized.
Bad Robot (Abram's production company) and John Williams' agency did not immediately respond to a request for comment from CNET.
The last six months have been eventful for "Star Wars" enthusiasts. Last October,(and just about everything else) to Disney for a cool $4 billion, and then a few months later, word came that the next installment of the movie, which is tentatively called "Star Wars: Episode VII." There's also been a healthy dose of chatter that in the upcoming movie in some form.
Pardon my enthusiasm, but they're bringing the band back together, man!
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)