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Indiana Jones Star Harrison Ford Gets Teary Eyed Meeting John Williams at Star Wars Celebration

Since the advent of the classic 80s-era adventure film franchise, Indiana Jones, there has been little rest for the master archaeologist Harrison Ford. What began as a journey into finding the biblical artifact known as the Ark of the Covenant started growing in momentum with the progress of the Jones saga. The actor had almost put up his coat and hat after the last of the archaeologist-adventure film back in 2008. However, at the latest Anaheim 2022, Star Wars convention, the new Indiana Jones film release was revealed by Ford himself. The movie which will be the fifth installment in the franchise finished filming and is now set to release on June 30, 2023.

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A still from an Indiana Jones film

Indiana Jones Franchise

The film franchise premiered with Raiders Of The Lost Ark on 10th December 1981. The movie was directed by the esteemed Steven Spielberg and written by none other than George Lucas of Star Wars. Along with Harrison Ford, they propelled the movie into a multi-billion dollar industry.

The four movies under the belt of Indiana Jones traverse the paths of Nazis and an evil Indian priest and the Holy Grail and finally the legendary crystal skulls. With the fifth movie coming to the screen a decade and a half later, it has really been a long wait for the fans of the unimpeded archaeologist.

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A still from Indiana Jones 5 shared by actor Harrison Ford

The Jones-Star Wars Crossover

This pairing of George Lucas and Harrison Ford was not the first time on the sets of Indiana Jones. The two had previously worked on the global sensation Star Wars which to date remains a riveting and thriving business with films and series being released every year. Harrison Ford had played the roguish indomitable Han Solo in the Star Wars original episodic movies.

At the Star Wars Anaheim 2022, a major real-life Jones-Star Wars crossover event was witnessed as the actor took to the stage. The convention brought forth the incredibly talented John Williams who performed an Indiana Jones score along with the original music score for the new Disney+ series Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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John Williams

John Williams who recently celebrated his 90th birthday has composed some of the most recognized music scores for Hollywood movies. Starting from Star Wars, his career work boasts of Indiana Jones, Jaws, E.T., Jurassic Park, Schindler’s List, and lastly, Harry Potter.

A close friend of Harrison Ford, the actor honored the composer on stage as the union almost turned nostalgic. The actor also took the opportunity to share a still from the latest movie saying, “We have almost completed the next Indiana Jones film. And I am really proud of the movie that we made.”

Source: Harrison Ford Shares a Tearful Moment With Friend and Composer John Williams.

Written by Diya Majumdar