The rumor was in the mill for a while but last week it was confirmed that the composer of all 6 existing Star Wars films, John Williams, will be returning to score the 7th film in the franchise.
The 5 time Academy Award winning composer, known for his work on Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Jaws and more, has stated that he was excited to be a part of the upcoming films:
I’ve loved doing the Star Wars films, with all the fanfares and flourish. The galaxy far, far away – I actually feel like I’m still in it, that I never really left it, having worked on all of the six films! I’m just happy to be continuing to be part of the whole fun of doing it.
Though it was an expected move, fans were worried that their would have been too much of a departure from the original trilogy had J.J. Abrams gone with a different composer like Hans Zimmer.
Williams has mentioned that he has no idea what the script holds in store yet but we can only imagine that changing very soon as he will be setting the mood and tone for the movie via the film’s score.