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'Star Wars Episode 7': John Williams wants to compose new score

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John Williams has said that he wants to return to score Disney and JJ Abrams's Star Wars: Episode 7.

The Oscar-winning composer, who provided the iconic theme music for all six of the previous Star Wars movies, revealed at a recent Young Musician's Foundation Debut Orchestra concert that he is hoping to continue his worth on the space saga.

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"We're about to play Star Wars and each time we play it, I'm reminded of the first time we played it decades ago," the John Williams Network quotes him as saying.

"Neither I, nor George, nor anyone else involved thought this would go far or in a few years there would be a sequel and I'd have to revisit the themes... and years later another trilogy.

"Now we're hearing of a new set of movies coming in 2015, 2016... so I need to make sure I'm still ready to go in a few years for what I hope would be continued work with George."

Listen: John Williams's 'Star Wars' theme:



Williams's comments suggest that he is unaware that Lucas has stepped aside from the franchise and Abrams has replaced him as director.

Michael Giacchino has composed the music for all of Abrams's movies so far, but the director is yet to confirm who will be working on the score for his Star Wars film.

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