It had been previously announced that ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens‘ would be the last film that John Williams would score. Today it was announced via Comingsoon.net that he will in fact score both Star Wars Episode VIII and the upcoming Indiana Jones 5. Get more details on this below, and share your thoughts AFTER THE JUMP!
Last night, the American Film Institute held a red carpet event honoring legendary film composer John Williams (Jaws, Harry Potter, Superman) with a lifetime achievement award. The 84-year-old Williams, whose work on all four Indiana Jones films as well as all seven Star Wars Saga films are career-defining, took the opportunity to assure the world he would be back for Lucasfilm‘s next installments of both franchises.
“If I can do it, I certainly will,” Williams confirmed to Variety of his commitment to do the music for Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII, currently in the home stretch of filming. “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.”