John Williams may be well past retirement age, but we can expect him to wave that baton for a little while longer yet.
At 81 years old, Williams is still THE go-to guy if you want a memorable theme tune in Hollywood (I bet you can hum nearly all his work which includes Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Harry Potter, Jaws and E.T: The Extra-Terrestrial to name a few).
His latest gig sees him return to score J.JAbrams’ upcoming STAR WARS: EPISODE VII.
Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy announced the news at Star Wars Celebration Europe II, a fan gathering in Messe Essen, Germany. The below video played for the crowd immediately after she revealed his attachment to the project.
In the clip, Williams discusses his fan-like love for STAR WARS, and he hints that while he is yet to read the script, we can expect to hear some of the familiar old tunes.