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Dun dun dun, dun DA dun, dun DA dun! DUN DUN DUN, DUN da DUN, dun DA DUNNN!!!!!
Sorry, but if there was ever a story that deserves some dramatic music, it's this one, as Empire is reporting that J.J. Abrams will indeed be asking the legendary composer John Williams to return to the "Star Wars" universe for "Star Wars: Episode VII."
For those of you who have been living under a rock (or inside the Sarlacc pit, being slowly digested for a thousand years), Williams not only composed the iconic "Star Wars" Theme and the equally iconic Imperial March, he's also been nominated for 48 Oscars over the course of his career. So, you know, he's okay at what he does.
He is also, however, 81 years old. And Abrams has a long history of working very closely with composer Michael Giacchino (Giacchino provided the score for "Star Trek" and Abrams' hit show "LOST," among other projects). So many insiders assumed that when "Star Wars" finally returns to theaters in 2015, it would be Giacchino rather than Williams making beautiful music. But at a recent press conference for "Star Trek Into Darkness," Abrams revealed that it will indeed be Williams supplying the score. Probably.
"For 'Star Wars,' it's very early days," Abrams said, "but I believe that, going forward, John Williams will be doing that film, because he was there long before I was."
And Giacchino thinks that's just swell.
"I'm a huge 'Star Wars' fan," the composer said, "but one of the things that excites me most about it coming back is the chance to hear new John Williams music, not new Michael Giacchino music based on John Williams music. I’m excited to hear what he would do, so however it shakes out, it would be great."
Cue the triumphant music!