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Composer John Williams Is Preparing To Score ‘Star Wars Episode VIII’

After Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens made believers out of Star Wars fans again, many are anxiously awaiting any morsel of information that pertains to the upcoming Star Wars Episode VIII. We already know that Star Wars Episode VIII wrapped up in late July, just like we know one spoiler that has Star Wars fans kind of sad, but otherwise, there is a lot of mystery surrounding the upcoming film.

What we do know is that there will be another iconic score courtesy of John Williams, and, according to IndieWire, he’s getting started on building that score within the coming weeks. Last night, while conducting the Boston Pops, Williams told the crowd in attendance that he had seen an early, rough cut of the film, which is an integral part of his process in beginning to write a score for a movie. Williams, who has scored every major Star Wars installment from the beginning has become as important a part of the series as the Skywalker family has, which is saying a lot.

The classic score for Star Wars has transcended many boundaries and inspired generations, as have his other classic scores, including Jaws, Superman, Indiana Jones, E.T. and many, many more. His continuing work with the Star Wars franchise helps to assure that Star Wars magic isn’t going anywhere any time soon.

(Via IndieWire)

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