By: Calan Panchoo
The progenitor of the iconic Darth Vader theme (actually titled the Imperial March), John Williams, is returning to score the brand new Star Wars movie.
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy confirmed the news at Star Wars Celebration Europe that one of the most important composers – and arguably the most popular – in movie history would once again pick up pen and baton to score Star Wars VII.
“The galaxy far, far away, I actually feel like I’m still in it, that I’ve never really left it,” says Williams in a recent interview. “I haven’t seen the script, the story is still unknown to me. I would always prefer not to read scripts…and wait for the moment of discovery with the audience [in] the film itself.”
His methods may be as much of a surprise to most people as the movies are to him, but there is hardly a soul that would argue with his results. His flurrying fanfares and haunting melodies have defined some of the most important movies of cinema during that period.
No word on whether he will do the whole trilogy, but it is safe to assume he’ll stick around for all of J.J. Abrams’ latest.
Anticipating many lens flare fueled musical interludes.
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