Legendary Composer John Williams Says Man Of Steel Will Be Hard For Him To Watch; Briefly Comments On Star Wars VII


composerIf you’ve watched a movie, chances are John Williams composed the music for it. He’s provided music for such classic films as Jaws, the Indiana Jones films, E.T., Jurassic Park, all the Star Wars movies, and Superman just to name a very few. While he didn’t work on Zack Snyder‘s Man of Steel, the legendary composer is still excited about seeing Superman take flight. While he is excited, Williams also admits it’s going to be hard for him to watch the film.

The movie legend spoke with Zap2it where he shared his thoughts about the highly anticipated movie:

I haven’t seen it, but I’m sure it will be wonderful. I don’t know if they’ve used any of the original music or not; it’s a Warner Bros. film, in which case, they certainly have the right to do so (having also made the earlier ‘Superman’ movies). I hope it will be successful, and I look forward to seeing it.

Man of Steel doesn’t use any of Williams original score as far as we know, but you can definitely tell that it draws inspiration from his work. Williams did admit that watching the film will be bittersweet. His problem isn’t that he didn’t do the music, he is more emotional about seeing someone who isn’t Christopher Reeve wearing the big ‘S’

It puts me in mind of the late Chris Reeve, who we all loved so much. It’s going to be hard for me not to let go of the music, but to let go of the idea of Superman being Chris. I thought he not only made that project successful, he embodied what all of us imagine Superman to look like if he could be given skin and bone, I think.

Williams also comments briefly on the chances of him returning for Star Wars VII. He says that he has “certainly talked about that” and that he is “happy and willing to do it.” JJ Abrams seems excited about the idea and has been on record as saying he’d love to have Williams aboard. The conductor worked on all 6 previous Star Wars films, so it would be near heresy for someone else to take up the conductor’s baton. You can read all of Williams comments about Star Wars and Superman by clicking here. What do you think about the composer’s statement? Do you hope he returns for Star Wars?

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Source : Zap2it