John Williams is an American composer best known for a number of film soundtracks, including all six live-action Star Wars films. His work on Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope earned him the Academy Award for Best Original Score in 1979. He will be returning to Star Wars to score Star Wars Episode VII.

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On April 29, 2013, Star Wars Episode VII director J.J. Abrams said he would like John Williams to return to the franchise and score the film. Long-time Abrams collaborator Michael Giacchino, when asked if he himself would score the film, said he would rather Williams score Episode VII.[2] According to Giacchino, "One of the things that excites me most about Star Wars coming back is the chance to hear a John Williams score" and that "I would love nothing more than to hear more of his music from that universe."[3] For his part, Williams has expressed interest in returning to score the sequel trilogy.[4]

On July 27, 2013, at Celebration Europe II, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy announced that Williams would be returning to score Episode VII. A follow-up announcement was posted on the official Star Wars website.[1]

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