Legendary Composer John Williams Will Create the Scores for ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII’ and ‘Indiana Jones 5’


Legendary composer John Williams, credited with creating some of the most recognizable scores in cinema history, including Jaws, Superman, and E.T., will make a return to two of his most iconic works. Slash Film reports that Williams will compose the scores for the Disney and Lucasfilm sequels Indiana Jones 5 and Star Wars: Episode VIII. The artist created the original themes in 1981 and 1977, respectively.

Williams composed the score for last year’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which earned him his 50th Academy Award nomination. The composer was just awarded an American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award on June 9 from frequent collaborator Steven Spielberg. It was the first time the honor was given to a composer in the 44-year history of the award.

Star Wars: Episode VIII arrives in theaters on December 15, 2017. Indiana Jones 5 is set to be released on July 19, 2019.