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"Star Wars" just wouldn't be "Star Wars" without the contributions of legendary composer John Williams, whose "Star Wars Theme" and "Imperial March" have become two of the most famous songs in the history of cinema.
And now we officially don't have to imagine a "Star Wars" world without Williams, as the 81-year-old Hollywood icon confirmed in an interview with Total Film that he is all in for "Star Wars: Episode VII."
Not that there was ever any doubt whether or not new director J.J. Abrams wanted Williams on board for "Star Wars: Episode VII"; in fact, Abrams went out of his way just a few weeks ago to make it very clear that he would love to have Williams back. But given Williams' advancing age, there was a question whether he'd be interested in doing yet another "Star Wars" film.
Well, question answered.
"I'm happy and willing to do it," Williams said. "J.J. Abrams, who will be the director, seems excited about the idea. I have to say that J.J. is a much younger man than I, but I will try to keep up with him as much as I can."
"I don’t know how hands-on George Lucas will be — I suspect he will be to some degree — but I can only imagine how excited he must be, to have a director like J.J. have all these tools at his fingertips to produce something even more adventurous technologically. I can’t wait to see what he will do with it," Williams added.
And we can't wait to hear it.