Reports: John Williams Will Compose Score for "Deathly Hallows: Part 2"
September 14, 2010, 04:32 AM
Our friends at Potterish have gotten confirmation from Warner Bros. Brazil that composer John Williams, who wrote the music for the first three Harry Potter films, will return to score the final movie, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2." "Deathly Hallows: Part 1" will be scored by Alexandre Desplat.
Update: While this is indeed exciting news, we still await final conformation on this information from WB. Stay close to Leaky for the latest!
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" will be in theatres November 19th, and "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" will come out on July 15th, 2011.
I am delighted to have John Williams returning to finish out the Potter series. His movie scores are the most memorable and I have many of his soundtracks from many of the films he has scored. Star Wars and Harry Potter are two of my faves, but he has done so many memorable scores. I have also had the privilege of seeing him perform/conduct live twice. He is an amazing talent! My only regret is that he didn’t score all 8 Potter films…but at least he will have done half of them.
I liked Nicholas Hooper w/ HBP best, but John Williams knows the classic Harry Potter music. He’ll be good for the last movie. He’s a professional, he should know how to bring all the previous music together into the last film.
Rotfang (and anyone else who agrees with him/her) you need to listen to “Schindler’s List”. John Williams writes the music that is appropriate for the story, period. PoA was the best score of the series so far. Hearing this news just absolutely made my day/week/month!
According to people on HarryPotterForum and IMDB, Occlumencia confirmed with WB that Williams is NOT returning, its Desplat. My stomache just dropped. I’m so disappointed, especially so after getting my hopes so high and actually hearing that JW was returning.