A fresh Indiana Jones film and a new (and final) John Williams movie score will be made available.
It's hard to remember that in 2023, Lucasfilm's aggressive Star Wars slate and Disney's emphasis on the Marvel Cinematic Universe will see a brand new Indiana Jones, once again starring Harrison Ford. This time around, Steven Spielberg takes on directing duties, with Fleabags Phoebe Waller-Bridge stepping into a major lead role (which is believed to be a passing of the torch for future sequels)
The fact that the whip-slinging archaeologist has the blockbuster power to rekindle interest in films, in the vein of successful throwbacks like Jurassic World and Top Gun: Maverick, is a big mystery. The previous Indiana Jones series, 2008s Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, grossed over $700 million internationally.
Is it possible for Indiana Jones 5 to put the series to rest on a good note with Crystal Skull's untitled flavor? (Or better yet in this IP-harvesting era, begin something fresh with Waller-Bridge?) One piece of the puzzle is certain to be gold, no matter what: John Williams' score.
The 90-year-old composer and conductor, who has worked with Spielberg since the film's release, 1974s The Sugarland Express, will leave the field next summer to finish his career with one of his most successful franchises. Based on a performance at the Hollywood Bowl on September 2, he is going out with a bang.
Williams said Mangold granted him permission to produce the film nearly nine months before the release date. On the sound, he said in his introduction that he drew directly from the Helena character.
She's adventurous, and she's also a femme fatale. She's many, many things. Her music she has lyrical music like an old movie star, except she's young and beautiful and wonderful.
Watch an unofficial video from Mangold's concert above from the Indiana Jones 5 release date. Could the Williams musical suggest more to come out of the next Disney D23 Expo? We'll keep our eyes and ears on this weekend's Lucasfilm panel.