‘Indiana Jones 5’: John Williams Debuts New Theme at Hollywood Bowl


During his annual Maestro of the Movies live performance at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl on Friday, John Williams debuted a brand new piece of music referred to as “Helena’s Theme,” a part of the unique soundtrack for the upcoming fifth “Indiana Jones” movie.

Although the fifth Harrison Ford-starring entry doesn’t arrive in theaters till subsequent June (and doesn’t have an official identify but), Williams launched the observe by discussing its title — in reference to actress Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s character within the movie — and added that he had recorded music for the James Mangold-directed movie one week in the past.

Williams described the character as “an adventuress, and also a femme fatale… she’s many, many things… She has a kind of lyrical music, like an old movie star.”

Waller-Bridge will likely be joined by co-stars Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Kretschmann, Boyd Holbrook, Shaunette Renée Wilson, Toby Jones, Antonio Banderas and Olivier Richters.

In an interview with Associated Press, the 90-year-old composer hinted that “Indiana Jones 5” is perhaps his final movie.

“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 advised the publication. “So, I thought: If Harrison can do it, then perhaps I can, also.”

Williams identified the six-month dedication usually required by blockbuster movies and mentioned, “At this point in life, [it’s] a long commitment to me.” But he additionally made it clear that he wasn’t going to shut the door on music. He added, “I don’t want to be seen as categorically eliminating any activity.”

“Indiana Jones 5” will arrive in theaters on June 30, 2023.

Watch Williams conduct “Helena’s Theme” right here.

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