I think you're jumping the gun and not giving Hooper any credit at all. First of all, he is on the project at the request of director David Yates. Yates and Hooper have worked together many times. Secondly, Hooper has been nominated for 3 BAFTAs, winning one, for his various televtision scores. Just because he's not a mainstream composer does not make him a terrible composer. This is his big chance to make it into that mainstream crowd -- he most likely won't take that lightly and will put a lot of effort into this. I think everyone needs to stop being so negative and give the guy a chance.