You can poison him, you can bury him in a crypt full of snakes, and you can even snidely remind him he stole his dog’s nickname, but you can’t keep Indiana Jones down for good. Thanks to some photos of the actor, we know Harrison Ford is back on location filming the upcoming Indiana Jones 5.
The first photo comes courtesy of The Sun, which shows Harrison Ford — partly obscured by a camera rig — doing well and back in the world’s most famous archaeologist’s gear to make Indiana Jones 5. You can see the image here. There are also various shots of the actor on set sprinkled around Twitter, like these shots of Ford with tracking dots on his face, presumably for post-production de-aging.
Filming began on Indiana Jones 5 in June with Logan director James Mangold taking over the reins from Steven Spielberg. Before the month was over Harrison Ford had injured his shoulder while rehearsing a fight scene. Within a couple of days, word came that Ford’s injury was more serious than previously believed and that production on the film would need to shut down for at least six weeks. According to the Independent, the injury took a lot more than just some ice and rest for Ford to recover; the actor needed surgery to correct the issue.
In spite of being 79 years old, Harrison Ford doesn’t seem completely willing to leave action films behind, and the list of serious injuries seems to be getting longer with each new film. As recalled by the Guardian, reprising the iconic role of Han Solo for 2015’s The Force Awakens led to Ford breaking his leg when it was crushed under the door of the Millenium Falcon while filming at Pinewood Studios.
Unlike the injury Harrison Ford suffered while filming Indiana Jones 5, the earlier injury during the making of The Force Awakens wound up being a matter for a British court. Per the Guardian, Foodles Production, the company in charge of operating the hydraulic door, was fined $2 million for breaching health and safety duties. The prosecution claimed that when the door came down it was “millimeters” from Ford’s face and that it could easily have killed the actor.
While neither a title nor an official synopsis has yet been released for Indiana Jones 5, we received an exclusive scoop a couple of months ago about what Harrison Ford and co. will be up to in the upcoming sequel. According to our trusted and proven source, Phoebe Waller-Bridge will play British reporter Clara Wolfe in the film, who has uncovered a crazy conspiracy. The film will reportedly revolve around the Space Race, the Apollo 11 mission, and a former Nazi scientist (Mads Mikkelsen) seeking to manipulate time so that the Germans can become the victors of World War II.
Regardless of what Indiana Jones 5 proves to be about, the film is currently scheduled for a release date of July 28, 2o22. Here’s hoping Harrison Ford and everyone else involved in the long awaited sequel can remain safe and healthy during filming.