John Williams Officially Confirmed to Compose STAR WARS: EPISODE VII

By AMC July 30, 2013

John Williams, the man that originally cemented the galaxy far, far away, in our hearts forever through his magical score, is officially back to compose "Star Wars: Episode VII". We learned months ago that he was interested in the gig but that that would require "Star Wars" helmer J.J. Abrams to not work with his lifelong composer, Michael Giacchino.

The news was revealed by producer Kathleen Kennedy at the Star Wars Celebration Europe convention this past weekend. She also confirmed that Williams will be composing the next two installments in the franchise, "Star Wars: Episode VIII" and "Star Wars: Episode IX". Williams is already 81, which would mean he will be tied up with scoring the new "Star Wars" trilogy until he is at least 87 or 88 years old. Hopefully he is still up for the challenge and his health remains intact.

Williams has composed the scores for countless other classic films including "Indiana Jones", "Jaws", "E.T", "Close Encounters of the Third Kind" and many more. His vibrant and adventurous scores transport us back into the endless and enchanting world of cinema.

Giacchino is an incredible composer in his own right, but having the man that helped create this cinematic legacy return, seems like the best choice.

Are you glad Williams is coming back? Let us know in the comments section below!

"Star Wars: Episode VII" will hit AMC Theatres in 2015.

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