Legendary composer John Williams confirmed for new Star Wars films
Disney has made it official, the next installment to the Star Wars franchise will include a score from John Williams. The same composer who created the now world famous score for the previous six films in the Star Wars franchise, will partner with J.J. Abrams for Episode VII. The confirmation comes from Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, who spoke at the Star Wars fan event in Germany earlier this week.
Also included was a new interview, courtesy of the Star Wars website, in which was Williams talked about scoring the latest film. “I haven’t seen the script,” Williams stated. “The story is still unknown to me, the new story. But I can’t imagine that there will not be some references to the existing stories that we know that would necessitate, and make appropriate, the use of some of the earlier themes.”
As of right now we know that The Episode VII script will be written by Michael Arndt but won’t hit theaters until 2015. Also confirmed for the film is Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher and Harrison Ford.