Some things just belong together and go together quite well. Peanut butter and Jelly. Bacon and eggs. John Williams and Star Wars and Indiana Jones.
That’s right, the award winning composer that has provided the scores for seven Star Wars films and four Indiana Jones films is expected to be back for both of the new installments in each franchise.
In a Variety article about his receiving the American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award, Williams spoke about preparing to work with his frequent collaborator Steven Spielberg on the director’s next film Ready Player One in November, and then expects to move onto Star Wars: Episode VIII next year.
“If I can do it, I certainly will,” Williams said. “I told Kathy Kennedy I’m happy to do it, but the real reason is, I didn’t want anybody else writing music for Daisy Ridley.”
The conformation about the still untitled Indiana Jones 5 came from Spielberg himself as he told Scott Mantz of Acsess Hollywood about Williams involvement in the film at the American Film Institute tribute event.
Announcement of the fifth film in the franchise came out in March with Spielberg returning to direct and Harrison Ford returning as Indiana Jones. Disney set a July 19, 2019 release date for the new film.