Lucasfilm is not ready to break with tradition just yet. As with the previous seven "Star Wars" films and four "Indiana Jones" films, composer John Williams is once again expected to provide the scores for the next installments in both franchises. The news came during last night's red carpet event held by the American Film Institute and honoring Williams' impressive body of work. Williams received a lifetime achievement award, but it's obvious that the 84-year-old composer has no intentions of slowing down.
Williams told Variety that he will begin working on Steve Spielberg's "Ready Player One" this November and then intends to shift gears to "Star Wars: Episode VIII" in 2017. “If I can do it, I certainly will," said Williams. "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."
But that's not the only franchise Williams will be returning to; "Indiana Jones" director Steve Spielberg revealed to "Access Hollywood's" Scott Mantz that Williams will compose the upcoming fifth film in the "Indiana Jones" franchise.
— Scott Mantz (@MovieMantz) June 10, 2016
The fifth "Indiana Jones" film was announced in March and is expected to arrive in 2019. Both director Spielberg and star Harrison Ford will return for the next "Indy" film, along with composer John Williams.
In addition to the "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" franchises, Williams has also composed the scores for "E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial," "Jurassic Park," "Jaws," three "Harry Potter" films, "Superman," "Home Alone" and many, many more.
(via Superhero Hype)