Star Wars: The Force Awakens TV spot features new Williams music and Variety confirms.

Star Wars VII composer John Williams with Star Wars VII director J.J. Abrams.
Star Wars VII composer John Williams with Star Wars VII director J.J. Abrams.

Variety has confirmed that we heard John Williams’ new music in the recent TV spot.

The new TV spot includes a portion of the film’s score from composer John Williams, who could earn his 50th Oscar nomination in the original score race.

I thought this was interesting as there is an Oscar rule that if a sequel score contains themes from an earlier movie it’s not eligible. (The rule was created because of John Williams was the way I heard it.) But I have heard that it really hasn’t been enforced in a long time. And maybe with John Williams coming towards the end of his career, they’ll let him make it an even 50.

I am surprised we didn’t get new John Williams music in the trailer but we got it in a TV spot. Pretty cool!

Thanks to Chris W. for the heads-up!

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