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Famed 'Star Wars' composer John Williams confirmed to score seventh movie

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John Williams, the Grammy and Oscar-winning composer who scored all six Star Wars films, will return for the seventh installment in the series. Star Wars: Episode VII has no name yet and is set to come out in 2015. Williams has not been briefed on the storyline, but he's still excited to work on the movie, which will be directed by J.J. Abrams. "I've loved doing the Star Wars films with all the fanfare and flourish," Williams, who also wrote the music for Jaws, Indiana Jones, and E.T., said in a Lucasfilm video interview. "The galaxy far, far away — I feel like I'm still in it, like I never really left it."

Abrams had publicly expressed a desire to have Williams score the movie early on. The script for the new movie is being written by Michael Arndt, who wrote Toy Story 3 and Little Miss Sunshine. Episode VIII and Episode IX are slated to appear in the years after. Stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and Harrison Ford from the original trilogy are expected to appear in Episode VII.