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What would "Star Wars" sound like without the familiar strains of composer John Williams? We won't be finding out anytime soon, since Disney and LucasFilm have announced that the prolific film composer will be responsible for the music in "Star Wars: Episode VII."

Here's an interview with the living legend confirming the news that just came out of Star Wars Celebration in Europe:

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On Monday May 6, our own Alex Zalben wondered if Hans Zimmer buried a subtle reference to John Williams' legendary score from the 1978 "Superman" film (and every "Superman" movie that followed, except "Man of Steel"). Well it seems Bobby Roberts at GeekRemixed was wondering the same thing and decided to put his geeky remixing talents to work by creating this stunning mash-up of both Williams' famous score and Zimmer's newly-release tunes from the Zack Snyder-directed "Man of Steel."

You can listen to the remix, "Last Sons" after the jump. Then you can cry for the rest of life because it's powerful stuff.

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When 'Man of Steel' was first announced... And it was further announced that Hans Zimmer would be doing the score, geek music aficionados around the grabbed their Superman dolls with terror. Say what you want about the first five Superman movies, but John Williams theme is untouchable.

Then a bit of Zimmer's score was revealed in the most recent trailer, and we all breathed a sigh of relief; because his new theme is good. Very, very good. Except, on listening to the official, dialogue-less track, it seems Zimmer may be paying subtle reference to Williams' score after all!

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Next to Darth Vader, that Yoder fella, all them laser swords, and the princess's buns, John Williams' theme and "Imperial March" are the most recognizable pieces from the "Star Wars" films. So we can assume that new director J.J. Abrams would consider bringing the maestro on board of "Episode VII" to put a spin on the old classic, right? Well, if he does, Williams is ready to go, just as long as he can still wave the old baton.

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Music and science fiction go together like hot fudge and ice cream, Tango and Cash, peanut butter and bananas (hey, you like what you like and I’ll like what I like.) Whether it be the biggest, baddest John Williams score or the harshest of riffs from Rage Against the Machine, tunes and sci-fi are integral. Read More...

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