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Michael Giacchino To Score Jurassic World Sequel

The Hollywood Reporter today dropped a juicy news nugget confirming that Jurassic World composer Michael Giacchino will be returning to compose the score for the upcoming Jurassic World sequel due in 2018.

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While Giacchino did not discuss the Jurassic World sequel during the interview, the Hollywood Reporter mentioned that the film is on his to do list along with multiple other films.

Giacchino took a break to speak with THR between Rogue One and his next geeky gigs, which include Marvel’s Spider-Man: Homecoming, War of the Planet of the Apes, the next Jurassic Park sequel and Pixar’s The Incredibles 2.

The news of Giacchino returning for the Jurassic World sequel is not a huge surprise and most fans expected this to be the case. Given that he did a remarkable job on the Jurassic World score, has developed a solid working relationship with the Jurassic World sequel writer/producer Colin Trevorrow and already has a friendship with the Jurassic World sequel director J.A. Bayona it seemed like he would definitely be back.

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Michael Giacchino with J.A. Bayona in 2013

So are you excited that composer Michael Giacchino will be returning to score the Jurassic World sequel? Let us know in the comments below and on our forums.

Thank you to Fede on Twitter for the heads up!

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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9 thoughts on “Michael Giacchino To Score Jurassic World Sequel

  1. I was actually hoping for someone else to have an opportunity, but I’m fine with Giacchino. I thought his score was very hit or miss, but he no doubt put a lot of effort into his work and I’m interested in seeing what he does with a story that’s apparently much darker than the last.

  2. I’m excited. I saw Fantastic Beasts a few weeks ago, and his score was incredible. I have no doubt he’ll make the most out of another Jurassic film. I really enjoyed his score for World.

  3. Giacchino’s music for JW was good, but it lacked the tone of suspense and mystery that the other three films in the series had. I have noticed that Giacchino’s style is mostly the elevated operatic variety. He loves to score big sweeping, overwhelming music that is perfect for Disney movies or ‘Star Wars.’ But ‘Jurassic Park’ needs more slow buildup and horror; in fact there needs to be this rising crescendo of terror that was absent in JW. Even Don Davis’s score had that element in the Raptor and Pteranodon scenes in JP3.

    Giacchino should completely do an about turn and score a hauntingly beautiful, decadent and spine-chilling score for JW 2, because I assume that’s the direction Bayona is taking. I don’t want a bombastic JW2 music. I want a slow, creeping-under-your-skin type music. Is that too much to ask, i hope not.

    1. You are correct, I just listened to the soundtrack of JP3 and Davis’ score is much more in par with Williams’ epic score. JP3 didn’t need a theme of its own because the movie is action packed all the way but still, If I didn’t know better it could have been written by Williams, I feel Davis never received much praise for this while he should have. I don’t like Giacchino’s score for JW, I listened to it many times now and there just is no *click*. Like you said, the score is slow and long and bombastic, it misses *edge*.

    2. No click? So if it doesn’t sound like the Davis rehash then it’s not good? If it sounds different than the original then it’s bad. It was a different movie. This is why Crichton didn’t want to do sequels. Giacchino swung for the fences and came up with a stand-up triple. It was much more complex than Davis in JPIII.

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