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John Williams Premieres ‘Indiana Jones 5’ Music At Hollywood Bowl: Look + Listen

On Friday (9.02) during his annual Maestro of the Movies concert at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl, John Williams debuted music from his upcoming score for Indiana Jones 5.

In anticipation of the fifth installment in the Harrison Ford-featured franchise arriving next year, Williams confirmed that he had the blessing of director James Mangold to premiere the piece, titled “Helena’s Theme,” named after actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s character in the film.

Before presenting the music, which he recorded just last week, Williams stated that the character (and the actress) is “an adventurist and she’s also a femme fatale. She’s many, many things and her music has kind of lyrical music like an old movie star, which she looks like, but she’s young and beautiful and wonderful.”

In a recent interview, Williams — who at the time said 30 percent of the Indy 5 score was finished — added that he would “love” to compose a James Bond score whenever that franchise solidifies its post-Daniel Craig era.

Now 90 years old, Williams continues to produced iconic scores for the big screen and beyond, as the composer remains involved in the Star Wars universe and Steven Spielberg’s films; Before Indy 5 and Spielberg’s upcoming The Fabelmans, Williams’ last full film score was for 2019’s Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker.

Following years of delays caused by production changes and the Covid-19 pandemic, the still-untitled Indiana Jones 5 will arrive in theaters on June 30, 2023.

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Author: Saul Goode

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