There’s surely no better known composer in film history than John Williams - and, though he may now be 84 years old, the legend isn’t over yet.
In an interview with Variety to mark Williams’ lifetime achievement award from the American Film Institute, the composer confirmed some projects he has in the pipeline.
First off, he will once again team up with his most famous collaborator Steven Spielberg to score the director’s upcoming movie ‘Ready Player One.’
Second, Williams also made it clear that - although it isn’t confirmed yet - he hopes to return to score ‘Star Wars Episode VIII.’
And fans are sure to be touched by the main reason he gives for wanting to come back after ‘The Force Awakens’:
“If I can do it, I certainly will. 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.”
It’s hard to imagine a ‘Star Wars’; movie without Williams, given he’s composed the score for all seven installments in the saga to date - and the same goes for ‘Indiana Jones.’
And in more good news, it’s also been confirmed by no less an authority than Steven Spielberg himself that Williams will be back to score the as-yet untitled fifth ‘Indiana Jones’ movie.
Quizzed on the matter by ET Online at the AFI event, Spielberg replied, “John Williams will come back and score it, absolutely.”
Spielberg first collaborated with Williams on his 1974 movie ‘The Sugarland Express,’ and the two have been almost inseparable since.
Williams went on to score almost every Spielberg movie, from ‘Jaws,’ ‘Close Encounters of the Third Kind,’ and ‘ET,’ to ‘Jurassic Park’ and ‘Schindler’s List,’ and all the way up to ‘War Horse,’ and ‘Lincoln.’
Williams’ other iconic scores include ‘Superman,’ ‘Home Alone,’ and ‘Harry Potter.’
Spielberg and Williams’ latest collaboration, ‘The BFG,’ is in UK cinemas 22 July 2016.
Picture Credit: Getty Images, Lucasfilm