John Williams Will Score Star Wars: Episode VII

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Yep, it has been confirmed, John Williams will score Star Wars: Episode VII. The man behind some of cinema’s most memorable pieces of music has signed on to compose and create the musical score for the seventh entry in the Star Wars series. With films like Superman, Home Alone, Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, Harry Potter, and all of the previous Star Wars films under his belt, you couldn’t really have anyone else composing the score for this film.

The news was confirmed by Episode VII producer, Kathleen Kennedy, who appeared at Celebration Europe. “I had breakfast with someone very important to the Star Wars family last Friday, and he has committed to working on Episode VII. And that is Mr John Williams,” Kennedy said. “Every time I hear John’s music, it just gives me the chills. It’s so important to the saga.”

It was expected that director J.J. Abrams would bring his long-time collaborator, Michael Giacchino, to the film, but it looks like they’ve gone for the safe – and obvious – choice. You just can’t beat Williams, who has won five Academy Awards in a career that has spanned over six decades.

Check out this interview with John Williams. He shares his thoughts on being a part of the new Star Wars film.

Star Wars: Episode VII is currently set for a 2015 release.