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John Williams set to begin work on Star Wars Episode VIII

August 15th, 2016 by bash Comments


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John Williams is set to begin work on Star Wars Episode VIII.

The music maestro confirmed to an audience at Tanglewood Music Center, where he conducted a 30-minute performance of his iconic Star Wars compositions, that he will begin scoring sessions in the next few weeks.

According to the report by MassLive, Williams told the crowd that he will begin work after screening an early cut of Rian Jonhson‘s film and that he accepted Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy‘s invitation to return for Episode VIII “mainly because he was enchanted by actress Daisy Ridley’s portrayal of Rey and does not want another composer scoring her scenes”.

Star Wars Episode VIII will be released on December 15, 2017.

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