Now here is some extremely welcome news for Star Wars fans: legendary composer John Williams, the man who composed the music for all six Star Wars films, will return to work his magic for JJ Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII.
Abrams hinted a few months ago that he was keen on seeing Williams return, and today Williams has officially confirmed that he will be taking the job. The news came about out of the Star Wars Celebration in Europe, and you can view a video below which shows Williams discussing his return to Star Wars.
What is strange about this, is that this will be the first film Abrams has made without his usual score composer Michael Giacchino, and in way goes to prove just how devoted to getting this seventh Star Wars film right everyone involved is. I am sure that fans the world over will be cheering this decision, and welcoming such a legend back to his beloved franchise.
The Press Release:
John Williams, the legendary composer who crafted the iconic, sweeping music of all six films in the Star Wars saga, is returning to score Star Wars: Episode VII, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy announced today at Star WarsCelebration Europe. Williams’ grand orchestral compositions for Star Wars are among the most beloved and recognizable in movie history, from the classic “Main Title” theme introduced in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope to the ominous “Imperial March” from Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Backto the stirring “Duel of the Fates” from the prequel trilogy.
Williams, whose career spans over six decades, has won five Academy Awards and has scored some of the most popular and critically acclaimed films of all time, including Jaws, the Indiana Jones series, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial,Lincoln, and countless others.
The composer joins a growing list of all-star creators including director J.J. Abrams, screenwriter Michael Arndt, and consultants Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg, who are shaping Star Wars: Episode VII, currently set for a 2015 release.