John Williams Returns to Score Star Wars Episode VII

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john williamsStar Wars fans are a group known for being notoriously hard to please. But even they can’t find much fault with the announcement that composer John Williams will compose once again for Episode VII. The word came from Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy at Star Wars Celebration Europe over the weekend.

Williams scored all the previous “Star Wars” efforts, winning an Academy Award for the first film. That’s one of five Oscars overall for him. But director J.J. Abrams loves working with Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino, so there’s been a lot of speculation about who he would use.

I’m excited. Williams’ music is as much a part of “Star Wars” for me as lightsabers and large scale space battles. Abrams will add a few of his own touches on the franchise, as every director does. Williams’ music has always been a perfect fit for this cinematic universe. Using any other composer would have caused a serious disturbance in the Force.

Read [Entertainment Weekly]


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