John Williams Confirmed to Score Star Wars: Episode 7, 8 and 9!

The news all Star Wars fans have been waiting for was confirmed by Kathleen Kennedy at the Star Wars Celebration event in Essen, Germany. Check out the official video interview with the composer that Lucasfilm released…

The official press release from

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, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy announced today at Star Wars Celebration Europe. Williams’ grand orchestral compositions for Star Wars are among the most beloved and recognizable in movie history, from the classic “Main Title” theme introduced in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope to the ominous “Imperial March” from Star Wars: 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.

Watch’s new interview with Williams below, in which he discusses composing the music for Star Wars: Episode VII, working with Kathleen Kennedy and J.J. Abrams, and why he’s excited about returning to a galaxy far, far away.

While the press release doesn’t mention anything about Episode 8 and 9 according to EmpireMagazine Kathleen Kennedy said that he’ll be involved with all 3 movies. John Williams is 81.

Michael Arndt – J.J. Abrams – John Williams. What a team!


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6 thoughts on “John Williams Confirmed to Score Star Wars: Episode 7, 8 and 9!

  • July 28, 2013 at 2:55 am

    So let’s break it down. JJ. Abrams directing, Michael Arndt writing, John Williams on music, Kathleen Kennedy says the emphasis is going to be on characters and not CGI because CGI without characters and story is nothing. They plan to use far more props and on location filming even going as far as confirming no CGI droids.

    So far… so epicly good!

    • July 28, 2013 at 10:21 pm

      The only thing left is to avoid introducing stupid/waste characters like Ewoks and Jar Jar

    • July 29, 2013 at 3:02 am

      Dude the Ewoks and Jar-Jar are awesome imo….

    • July 29, 2013 at 3:04 am

      It’ll be cool to see what they can do with the modern-day CGI as compared to the 1980’s. Should be sweet.

  • July 29, 2013 at 3:03 am

    Well, if all else fails, we’ll get some epic music!

  • August 1, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    We need a darker side this time aimed at adults as we were the lovers of the old triolgy. Sex scenes maybe between ewoks and humans?

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