Good news about the upcoming Indiana Jones sequel!
Williams has scored all four films in the franchise, including the hero’s last outing, 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which raked in $786 million worldwide.
“John Williams will come back and score [the film], absolutely, Spielberg confirmed to ET Thursday at the American Film Institute event honoring Williams with the AFI Life Achievement Award at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood.
The 84-year-old composer – who has been nominated for 50 Academy Awards throughout his long career – has penned some of the 20th century’s most recognizable themes, including Jaws, E.T. and Superman and the scores for the Star Wars, Harry Potter and Jurassic Park franchises.
The still-untitled Indiana Jones film will reunite Spielberg and Harrison Ford. The sequel is set to hit theaters on July 19, 2019 – 38 years after the franchise’s first saga, Raiders of the Lost Ark, debuted.
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“Indiana Jones is one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history, and we can’t wait to bring him back to the screen in 2019,” Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn said when the new film was first announced. “It’s rare to have such a perfect combination of director, producers, actor and role, and we couldn’t be more excited to embark on this adventure with Harrison and Steven.”
Spielberg and Williams have collaborated on 16 previous scores, beginning with 1974’s The Sugarland Express
Among Williams’ many accolades? Twenty-two Grammys, five Oscars, four Golden Globes and a Kennedy Center Honor.