John Williams Returning To Score Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Part Two?

Simply put, John Williams is one of the greatest movie composers of all time. Bringing us the themes from Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Jaws, and Superman, he is responsible for some of film's most iconic moments. One franchise that he has been on and off with, though, has been Harry Potter. Though he created the series theme and served as conductor on Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban, Williams' work with the series has been inconsistent. But he may now be coming back. According to Brazilian Harry Potter fan-site Potterish (via Mugglenet), Warner Bros. Brazil has confirmed that John Williams will be conducting the score for the second part of Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows. The composer would replace Alexandre Desplat, who crafted the score for Part 1. The story has yet to be confirmed by Warner Bros. America.

Is anyone on Earth disappointed by this potential news? Thanks to the announced split-point, a great deal of the second part will be an epic battle, and who better to bring back than John Williams to score it? It would truly be a fitting end for the franchise to have Williams return.

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