[dropcap]K[/dropcap]athleen Kennedy, the new head of Lucasfilm, has confirmed that veteran film composer John Williams will return to score Star Wars Episode VII.
This news will delight fans of the space saga and give them a new hope for the next trilogy. Williams said he is “happy to be a continuing part of the Star Wars saga” during an interview he did for StarWars.com. Movie scores can really add something special to a film, and the Star Wars themes are timeless. The main title theme and March of the Empire are so iconic that even non-Star Wars geeks will recognise them immediately.
Williams is a hugely popular and influential composer, as his work is known to millions of movie fans. His scores for films like Star Wars and Jaws will always be fondly remembered. The composer has won five Oscars for his work over a sixty year career and he is still going strong. He has also been nominated for over forty academy awards for various film score,s including the one he composed for E.T. The Extra Terrestrial.
There isn’t much info on the new Star Wars film available yet, but it will be directed by J.J. Abrams and released in 2015. There was also a rumour that Abrams was going to actually pull out of the project, but that turned out to be false. Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, aka Luke and Leia Skywalker, are also rumoured to be starring in the new film. Fans will be keen to see the return of the Jedi, and it will be interesting to see how Disney (the new owners of Lucasfilm) will handle a Star Wars movie.