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‘End of an era’: Legendary Music Composer John Williams Hints Indiana Jones 5 Might Be His Final Project

Legendary Music composer John Williams has hinted that James Mangold directed Indiana Jones 5 might be his final project. He has left his imprint all over the entertainment industry and has strongly given multiple hits while working for more than six decades in the industry.

Legendary Music composer John Williams
Legendary Music composer John Williams

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John Williams has composed many critically acclaimed movies that include big franchises like The Star Wars saga(recently composed a score for Obi-Wan Kenobi miniseries), Jaws, Superman, the first two Home Alone movies, and Indiana Jones films among many others.

Will Indiana Jones 5 Be John Williams Last Project?

Legendary Music composer John Williams
Music composer John Williams talked about Harrison Ford

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The music composer told the Associated Press about his journey while hinting at Harrison Ford who is reprising his role as Indiana Jones in the fifth installment of the franchise, being his last movie. Though, the actor hasn’t mentioned anything officially regarding the same.

“At the moment I’m working on ‘Indiana Jones 5,’ which Harrison Ford — who’s quite a bit younger than I am — I think has announced will be his last film,” he stated. “So, I thought: If Harrison can do it, then perhaps I can, also.” The composer himself is not sure about anything, sharing that he just needs a change of pace, “I don’t want to be seen as categorically eliminating any activity, I can’t play tennis, but I like to be able to believe that maybe one day I will.”

John Williams understands that the big movies require lots of his time which he can invest in something else as “at this point in life is a long commitment to me.” Thus, the composer is focusing on composing concert music, including a piano concerto he’s writing for Emanuel Ax.

What Does Music Mean For John Williams?

Legendary Music composer John Williams
Music composer John Williams shared what music meant to him

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The composer reminisced his accomplishments and his remaining ambitions while recalling the Kennedy Center event and shared what music has meant to him. He shared, “It’s given me the ability to breathe, the ability to live and understand that there’s more to corporal life.”

He added, “Without being religious, which I’m not especially, there is spiritual life, an artistic life, a realm that’s above the mundanities of everyday realities. Music can raise one’s thinking to the level of poetry. We can reflect on how necessary music has been for humanity. I always like to speculate that music is older than language, that we were probably beating drums and blowing on reeds before we could speak. So it’s an essential part of our humanity.

According to him, music is an important part of him as “it’s given me my life.”

John Williams’s latest score composition can be seen in Obi-Wan Kenobi which is available on Disney+.

Written by Priya Sharma