Star Wars: The Force Awakens debuted during special previews last night, and its reception has been through the roof. For the most part, the movie didn't disappoint. And one of the key factors in selling this nostalgia train home was the new score from composer John Williams, who has created the music for all 7 movies. Plenty of fans are still charged up, queuing back into line to watch it again. To help the wait that second time around, we have the full soundtrack for Star Wars: The Force Awakens for you to listen to right here.
John Williams has created 23 new tracks for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Things kick off with Main Titles and The Attack on Jakku. There are several mild SPOILERS littered throughout this track list so be mindful if you're waiting until later in the weekend to watch this rousing sequel. Other tracks include The Scavenger, Rey Meets BB-8, Rey's Theme, The Rathtars, The Starkiller and Han & Leia. Everything comes to an end with the track titled The Jedi Steps and Finale.
Earlier in the week, we got to see a 7 minute video about John Williams and his new musical creation, which was part of an extended segment from 60 Minutes' piece on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The featurette includes director J.J. Abrams, who says that this music will surely be studied by fans long after the movie hits theaters. Here, we also get to watch John Williams compose some of the score. Abrams says that having a composer like John Williams is almost like "cheating" because he "writes feelings." We get to see a few snippets of footage from the movie, but it's all scenes we've been given before, except for one new one. This video offers a tiny glimpse at a never-before-seen moment featuring Rey and the ball droid BB-8. J.J. goes onto adds that this part of the entire process may be the most "surreal," since he grew up listening to John Williams. You can watch the sneak peek below.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens will introduce three new heroes into the Star Wars universe, John Boyega's Finn, Daisy Ridley's Rey and Oscar Isaac's Poe Dameron, along with Adam Driver's villainous Kylo Ren. Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Harrison Ford (Han Solo) and Carrie Fisher are also reprising their iconic roles from the original trilogy, although very little is known about their characters. The Star Wars: The Force Awakens supporting cast includes Domhnall Gleeson as General Hux, Lupita Nyong'o as Maz Kanata, Gwendoline Christie as Captain Phasma, and Andy Serkis as Supreme Leader Snoke.
J.J. Abrams is directing from a screenplay he co-wrote with Lawrence Kasdan and Michael Arndt. Kathleen Kennedy, J.J. Abrams and Bryan Burk are producing with Tommy Harper and Jason D. McGatlin serving as executive producers. Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be followed by the first spinoff, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, arriving on December 16, 2016. Star Wars: Episode VIII is slated for release on May 26, 2017, with Star Wars Anthology: Han Solo Movie arriving on May 25, 2018 and Star Wars: Episode IX premiering sometime in 2019. Take a listen to the full soundtrack. And then watch as John Williams composes some of this exciting new music.