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John Williams to compose 'Star Wars' score? J.J. Abrams hints at it

Many fans think a "Star Wars" film just wouldn't feel right without John Williams' signature symphonic sound. Director J.J. Abrams seems to agree.

John Williams scored all six "Star Wars" films. RTE

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, George Lucas sold off the franchise (and just about everything else) to Disney for a cool $4 billion, and then a few months later, word came that "Trek" director J.J. Abrams would direct the next installment of the movie, which is tentatively called "Star Wars: Episode VII." There's also been a healthy dose of chatter that many of the main "Star Wars" characters will make a return in the upcoming movie in some form.

Pardon my enthusiasm, but they're bringing the band back together, man!

(Via The Hollywood Reporter)