This is great news to wake up to in the morning! Legendary composer John Williams and Lucasfilm have confirmed that John Williams will be officially returning to the franchise for Star Wars: Episode VII! The movie is set for release 2015 release, so better start getting to work on the music Mr. Williams!
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 Wars Celebration 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 Back to the stirring “Duel of the Fates” from the prequel trilogy.
Star Wars posted a new interview with Williams, where he talks about composing the new music and praises Kathleen Kennedy and JJ Abrams.