In addition to filming delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, production was pushed back even further when Ford, 79, injured his shoulder while rehearsing a fight scene last June.
He spent three months in London recovering from shoulder surgery and recently donned his iconic fedora as he stepped back into the archeologist’s shoes.
An anonymous source on set revealed, “’Everyone’s relieved to see him back and fighting fit. It’s been a long ten-week wait for him and the crew. Filming has been held up but hopefully, now it can get back on track.”
In the photos, fans can see Harrison Ford wearing his pitch-front fedora and weathered leather jacket over a yellow button-down shirt and gray slacks.
While he was resting between takes, Ford could be seen protecting his eyes with onyx aviator-style sunglasses and drinking from a blue canteen to stay hydrated.
On Monday, October 11, Ford was also photographed posing with members of Italy’s Indiana Jones Fan Club. The members were all dressed in full “Indy” costumes, with one dressed as Sean Connery from 1989’s “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.”
Mikkelsen looked extremely dapper in a light gray suit, with a white collared shirt, and a dark gray tie. He also held onto a gray Panama-style hat to match his ensemble.
Women wearing brightly colored dresses and men in military uniforms were also witnessed on set. The cast and crew members were all seen wearing masks in accordance with COVID-19 compliance rules.
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So far, the plot details of the fifth “Indiana Jones” movie have remained under wraps. The film is set to star Harrison Ford, Mads Mikkelsen, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge.
Ford has starred as Dr. Henry Walton Jones, Junior in 1981’s “Raiders of the Lost Ark,” 1984’s “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” and 1989’s “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.” Ford has also made a name for himself as Han Solo in the “Star Wars” franchise.
Mads Mikkelsen is a Danish actor who is best known for starring as Hannibal Lecter in the “Hannibal” TV series that ran on NBC from 2013-2015. He also is taking over the role of Gellert Grindelwald from Johnny Depp in “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore,” with a release date set for 2022.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, 36, is the creator, writer, and star of the BBC comedy series “Fleabag.” She has also starred in “Killing Eve,” “Broadchurch,” “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” and “No Time to Die,” which marks the last time Daniel Craig will appear as James Bond.
Steven Spielberg was originally set to make his return as director, but he has been replaced by James Mangold. Mangold is the creative force behind films like “Ford v Ferrari,” “Logan,” and even 1999’s “Girl, Interrupted” starring Winona Ryder and Angelina Jolie.
Mangold also produced the 2020 film “Call of the Wild” in which Ford also starred.
Although the film was originally scheduled for release in 2022, it is unlikely that fans will see Ford’s final run as Indiana Jones next year due to production delays.
A new release date has yet to be announced.