Fans of bombastic chords and menacing ostinatos rejoice - Lucasfilm have confirmed that John Williams of Indiana Jones, E.T. and Jurassic Park fame will return to score Star Wars: Episode VII.

Quicker than a high-ranking Mon Calamari could shout "It's a trap!" - John William's original Star Wars theme song 'Main Title' soon became recognised by geeks and critics alike as one of the all time great film soundtracks. However, for the 81-year-old composer, it wasn't a daunting proposition to return to score new material.

"I've loved doing the Star Wars films with all the fanfare and flourishes - [with] the galaxy far, far away, I actually feel like I'm still in it - I've never really left it," Williams said in an official Star Wars video interview. "Having worked on all of the six films, I'm just happy to be continuing to be part of the whole fun of doing it."

Fans of the series are also no doubt happy to have Williams back at the helm and also working with new director J.J. Abrams. There's no way Williams will be spilling any story details however - he's confessed that he prefers to not read any of the scripts for the films he's working on, and instead wait for the surprises along with the audience. Star Wars Episode VII is slated for release in 2015, so let's hope it lives up to John Williams' expectations! [via Mashable]

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