Cinema legend for his epic compositions, John Williams will be retiring at the age of 90. But he will sign a last soundtrack as a farewell.
A living legend
John Williams is a legend. The American composer, conductor and pianist composed the soundtrack of the greatest masterpieces of Hollywood cinema : Jaws, AND the Extra-Terrestrial, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, Superman, and of course Star Wars.
He is also the resident composer of Steven Spielberg and Georges Lucas., whom he accompanied throughout their Hollywood adventures. At 90, John Williams has an immense career: he has won the Oscar for Best Music five times, 4 Golden Globes, 7 BAFTA Awards and 21 Grammy Awards. With 52 Oscar nominations, Williams is the second most nominated person after Walt Disney. That is to say. Still with baton in hand, the composer will make the soundtrack for 2 upcoming projects: The Fabelmans by Steven Spielberg (November 23, 2022), and Indiana Jones 5 by James Mangold, as a conclusion to the adventures of the famous archaeologist and adventurer.
One retirement hides another
While the development ofIndiana Jones 5 is over, 15 years later Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Harrison Ford will don the costume of the famous adventurer one last time. The film has undergone some ups and downs in its development, but producer Frank Marshall is optimistic: “It’s a good story, a good character, and I think you’re going to be very happy with this movie. I think that’s all people want from an Indiana Jones movie.”, did he declare. If the mystery remains whole with respect to the scenario, we know that Antonio Banderas and Mads Mikkelsen will share the poster with Harrison Ford. The latter then intends to retire, now at 79 years old.
But we have also just learned that this retirement will hide another. That of John Williams, who should sign his last soundtrack. He told the Associated Press this:
Right now I’m working on Indiana Jones 5, which Harrison Ford – who’s a bit younger than me – has announced, I believe, as his last film. So I thought, If Harrison can do it, then maybe I can too.”
Williams accompanied Ford throughout his career, on the license IndianaJones therefore, but also on the original trilogy Star Wars (started in 1977 with A New Hope), more than 40 years of relationship. No doubt such a connection is motivating for the composer. The output ofIndiana Jones 5 is scheduled for June 30, 2023.