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John Williams Confirmed For Episode VII

and two more after that!

By Robert T. Trate     July 27, 2013
Source: Lucasfilm/ Star Wars Celebration II

This news is going to make Star Wars fans extremely happy. Kathleen Kennedy officially confirmed John WIlliams involvement in the next three Star Wars episodes. The news broke at Star Wars Celebration Europe II in Germany where Mania is in attendance. Another piece has fallen into place for the next Star Wars episode!

On another note, Kathleen Kennedy also referred to Episode 7 as “EP7”. How soon will it be until we start seeing that on a t-shirt?

Robert T. Trate reporting from Star Wars Celebration Europe II in Messe Essen, Germany!

 

Official Press Release from Lucasfilm: 

 

Lucasfilm announced today that John Williams, the legendary composer who crafted the iconic, sweeping music of all six films in the Star Wars saga, is returning to score Star Wars: Episode VII.  Fans attending Star Wars Celebration this weekend in Essen, Germany heard the news first from Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy while being interviewed on stage by host Warwick Davis. Williams' grand orchestral compositions for Star Wars are among the most beloved and recognizable in movie history, from the classic "Main Title" theme introduced inStar Wars: Episode IV A New Hope to the ominous "Imperial March" from Star War: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back to the stirring "Duel of the Fates" from the prequel trilogy.

Williams, whose career spans over six decades, has won five Academy Awards and has scored some of the most popular and critically acclaimed films of all time, including Jaws, the Indiana Jones series, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Lincoln, and countless others.  The composer joins a growing list of all-star creators including director J.J. Abrams, screenwriter Michael Arndt, and consultants Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg, who are shaping Star Wars Episode VII, currently set for a 2015 release.

"I look forward to returning to a galaxy far, far away... I actually feel like I never left it," said Williams via a pre-recorded video at the event on Saturday.  "I'm happy to be a continuing part of the Star Wars saga... and the joy in the journey of discovery that awaits us all."

Continue to visit www.starwars.com for the latest news coming out of Star Wars Celebration.

 

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jedibanner 7/27/2013 6:58:55 AM

Excellent news, Mr. Williams is looking a bit older but his mind seems as sharp as ever, he is one classic man and he is the only choice for the next movies.

LadyBrowncoat 7/27/2013 7:25:31 AM

 Star Wars would not be Star Wars without Mr. Williams' themes!

CaptAmerica04 7/27/2013 10:45:30 AM

They said the same thing about Superman once..... <sigh>

jimvo99 7/27/2013 11:11:26 AM

Nice.

tog42 7/27/2013 6:18:36 PM

Fantastic news. Whatever my problems with the prequel trilogy, John Williams scores were not one of them. I may even prefer them to those of the original trilogy.

Chopsaki 7/27/2013 9:01:18 PM

 It's selfish and a little morbid but my first thought was please don't die before you can score the new trilogy. He's 81 now so hopefully John is in good health and can give us one last great score. It just wouldn't be Star Wars without him...

Muenster 7/27/2013 10:52:51 PM

Yub nub!

goldeneyez 7/29/2013 5:03:34 AM

@CaptAmerica04 they said the same thing about Superman... and they were right.  The score for Man of Steel was OK, but Williams score hands down is the better score for Superman /end sigh

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