John Williams is returning to score Star Wars: Episode VII, IGN reports. Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy announced the news at Star Wars Celebration Europe on Saturday, where Williams shared his excitement via a pre-recorded video.
"I look forward to returning to a galaxy far, far away. ... I actually feel like I never left it," Williams said. "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."
Though he hasn't seen the new script, Williams said he looks forward todrawing from past themes. Williams has worked on all previous six films. He won an Oscar for the original theme and earned nominations for his work onThe Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi.
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