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John Williams says he’s scoring Indiana Jones 5 and Star Wars Episode VIII

June 13th, 2016 by Marc Comments

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It looks like Star Wars and Indiana Jones fans have reason to celebrate as John Williams is confirmed to be scoring Star Wars episode VIII and Indiana Jones 5!

At a red carpet event by the American Film Institute in Williams’ honour, the composer confirmed that he is on board for the two sequels, keeping the time honoured tradition of scoring both iconic franchises alive and well.

“If I can do it, I certainly will,” Williams told Variety about scoring Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII.

“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.”
As for Indy? Well, Steven Spielberg told Access Hollywood that Williams was back for the adventurer’s fifth outing.

Indiana Jones 5 is scheduled to arrive on July 19th, 2019 with Harrison Ford back in the lead role and Spielberg once again directing.

Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: Episode VIII hits on December 15th, 2017.

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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