This week MakingStarWars.net heard a rumor from a source at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Cinematic Arts that;
“John Williams is writing the new Star Wars Cartoon’s theme song. Part of the deal that brought Williams back to Star Wars also brought him on to do the themes of two television projects for Lucasfilm.”
We discussed this rumor on the latest episode of the Rebels Report Podcast. We also reached out to Lucasfilm for comment on the rumor. Lucasfilm Publicist Tracy Cannobbio responded with the following;
“I wanted to get back to you on your inquiry regarding John Williams. He is not composing music for Star Wars Rebels. Of course, as was announced at Star Wars Celebration Europe, Mr. Williams is going to score Star Wars: Episode VII.
Unfortunately this rumor was a false alarm, but I think it is safe to assume whoever the composer working on Star Wars Rebels is, we will feel the influence of Williams in the shows music and no doubt hear at least segments from the famous scores that Williams has composed for the franchise.