John Williams Confirmed for Star Wars: Episode VII!

Williams, whose career spans over six decades, has won five Academy Awards and has scored some of the most popular and critically-acclaimed films of all time, including Jaws, the “Indiana Jones” series, E.T. The Extra Terrestrial, Lincoln, and countless others.

The composer joins a growing list of all-star creators including director J.J. Abrams, screenwriter Michael Arndt, and consultants Lawrence Kasdan and Simon Kinberg, who are shaping Star Wars: Episode VII, currently set for a 2015 release.

Watch StarWars.com‘s new interview with Williams below, in which he discusses composing the music for Star Wars: Episode VII, working with Kathleen Kennedy and J.J. Abrams, and why he’s excited about returning to a galaxy far, far away.