Giacchino calls for John Williams to score Star Wars VII

16 April 2013, 10:00 | Updated: 16 April 2013, 16:41

Film composer Michael Giacchino has revealed that he wants to hear a John Williams soundtrack for the new Star Wars movie, despite speculation that he would be commissioned to compose it.

The soundtrack for the new JJ Abrams-directed Star Wars movies has been a subject of much speculation recently, with Abrams' regular composer Michael Giacchino in the frame to compose the music for the seventh film in the long-running sci-fi saga.

However, Giacchino himself has now stated that he wants the saga's original composer John Williams to write the soundtrack. Speaking at a Q&A session after a concert in Switzerland, Giacchino said: "One of the things that excites me most about 'Star Wars' coming back is chance to hear a John Williams score."

He added: "If it were up to me I would say 'John, you must do it.'"

The quotes come after John Williams admitted in February that he was excited about the prospect of composing the music for the new films, commenting: "Now we’re hearing of a new set of movies coming in 2015, 2016… so I need to make sure I’m still ready to go in a few years for what I hope would be continued work with George [Lucas]."

Giacchino has previously written the soundtracks for JJ Abrams films like Super 8 and Star Trek, and was also Oscar-nominated for his scores for Up and Ratatouille. The seventh Star Wars movie is scheduled for release in 2015.