I've been looking around the net to find some answers, but can't locate any. Does anyone know if John Williams will be doing the new theatrical Clone Wars score? I guess I assume that he will, but you never know.
As far as the two new TV shows, I imagine that he will write new themes, then hand over the bulk of the score to someone else to flush out. They used Joel McNeely on the Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, plus he also wrote the Shadows of the Empire mock-score album. So, maybe they'll tap him.
I think our own Rob Kral would do an amazing job. His score for Superman: Doomsday was fantastic. I wasn't going to see the film, until I saw that Rob had written the score. Then it was a no-brainer. For those of you who are unfamiliar with his music, watch Angel, the Dresden Files, Duck Dogers, or Sliders. In my opinion, I think that Rob is one of the best composers for the small screen working today.
I would really like to see him do at least one of the shows. Since he did Duck Dogers for Cartoon Network, maybe he'll get the animated series. Here's to hoping. Rob, any chance that you'll get the gig?
Christophe Beck would probably also do a good job, but I think that he has left TV for good and is doing features only now.
If they wanted a modern, action-orientated score, they could always get Michael Giacchino. It'd be cool to hear what he would do with Star Wars material.
But the best guy to do them is this dude named Jonathon Cox. What do you mean you've never heard of any of the TV shows this guy has done? Go watch the ultra-hip, "How the Puritan's Knit" or the extreme-action-dramedy, "Trees Growing" or the Garabage award winning documentary "When Babies Drool"!!. Some of the best, nonsensical, ignoramously written pieces of flab every composed for the human ear!! YEAH RIGHT!!!
Oh well, just a few randon thoughts. Of course, it would be absolutely amazing if John Williams did the series, but realistically, I'm not sure if he would be up to it. The schedules on a series are pretty tight.
Either way, I'm extremely jazzed about all of this.
Have a good day.
Jonny (Waiting by the phone for a call from the directors to write these scores) Lost