Daisy Ridley and John Boyega, rising stars of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, were given the privilege of basking in the glow of a brighter star whose name is a musical legend in Star Wars and many other franchises (via EW). They got to visit the one and only John Williams and witness him lead an orchestra in what we can only assume are new themes for Episode VII.
Both stars Instagrammed the flail-worthy event earlier today.
“The music is EPIC!” Boyega gushes. Let’s be real: Could Star Wars music be anything but?
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But seriously, this social media fangirling and fanboying by two of the Episode VII‘s stars is an effective way to bring public attention back to the film’s score, as well as its prestigious composer. Williams is not only famous for themes from Star Wars, but also for his work on Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, and many more film scores. Coupled with his broad appeal is that of Ridley and Boyega, who are the newest actor and actress to take on the mantle of the Star Wars legacy in a new trio of films. The photos above, then, are almost literal representations of the young and the old coming together to bridge the gap between classic and modern.
Little has been said about the score for The Force Awakens. There’s been speculation that John Williams worked on the music in the latest trailer (though that hasn’t been officially confirmed). All we know for certain, however, is, as Boyega put so succinctly, it’s going to be epic.
You can preorder the soundtrack to Star Wars: The Force Awakens from Disney Music Emporium. The soundtrack will be released on December 18th, 2015.