Indiana Jones 5 shoots scenes in the dead of night on the Moors

Indiana Jones 5 shoots scenes in the dead of night on the North Yorkshire Moors as Harrison Ford stuntman is thrown from a motorbike wearing what appears to be a mask of the star’s face

  • The 5th Indiana Jones is underway after delays due to COVID-19 
  • On Friday, crew members transformed a stretch of the North Yorkshire Moors railway
  • It is the same stretch where Tom Cruise filmed action-packed scenes for Mission: Impossible 7 
  • The movie stars Harrison Ford, 78, in the title role of the archaeologist with supporting parts going to Mads Mikkelsen and Phoebe Waller-Bridge 
  • The current release date for Indiana Jones 5 is July 29, 2022

By Andrew Bullock For Mailonline

Published: 13:40, 6 June 2021 | Updated: 02:35, 7 June 2021

Despite not being seen on set yet, Harrison Ford was seemingly featured in the latest scenes being shot for Indiana Jones 5 over the weekend.

A lookalike stuntman looked to be on the North Yorkshire Moors in the dead of night on Saturday, surrounded by a film crew and hefty equipment, in order to shoot a motorcycle sequence.

Though very dark and misty, the stuntman appeared to be brandishing a face mask resembling Harrison, who plays the titular lead role. 

Face off: Indiana Jones 5 shot scenes in the dead of night on the North Yorkshire Moors on Saturday, as a Harrison Ford stuntman was spotted holding what appeared to be a mask of the star’s face

The scene was shot in the early hours in Pickering – but the stunt went a little awry when the motorcyclist came tumbling off.

The head-mask flew off in the incident, with one of the crew having to retrieve it.

The on-set first aid team was called over to check out the stunt rider.

While it appeared he was unharmed, filming was paused due to damage caused to the motorbike.

Indiana Jones 5 shoots scenes in the dead of night on the Moors

Dead of night: A lookalike stuntman looked to be on the North Yorkshire Moors in the dead of night on Saturday, surrounded by a film crew and hefty equipment, in order to shoot a motorcycle sequence

Indiana Jones 5 shoots scenes in the dead of night on the Moors

Fifth instalment: Despite not being seen on set yet, Harrison Ford, 78, was seemingly featured in the latest scenes being shot for Indiana Jones 5 over the weekend [pictured in Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade, 1989]

Indiana Jones 5 shoots scenes in the dead of night on the Moors

Nighttime shoot: Though very dark and misty, the stuntman appeared to be brandishing a face mask resembling Harrison, who plays the titular lead role

According to a witness, one of the crew was heard saying that the production is already a day behind schedule, following a lengthy hold up thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Filming finally started up on Friday in North Yorkshire, but star Harrison, 78, is yet to be seen.

This will be his fifth time reprising the title role of the heroic archaeologist with supporting parts going to Mads Mikkelsen, 55, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, 35.

A stretch of the North Yorkshire Moors railway has been transformed for the film too.

Crew members of the 2022 blockbuster could be seen on Friday working near a steam train which had been transformed into a Nazi carrier engine.

Filming will begin on the same stretch of track used only a few weeks ago by Tom Cruise for Mission: Impossible 7.

Indiana Jones 5 shoots scenes in the dead of night on the Moors

Crash: The scene was shot in the early hours in Pickering – but the stunt went a little awry when the motorcyclist came tumbling off

Indiana Jones 5 shoots scenes in the dead of night on the Moors

Halted: Filming was paused due to damage caused to the motorbike 

A glimpse at the props being set-up showed a black steam train which had been transformed into a Nazi carrier engine and vintage cars. 

A swastika insignia had been attached to the side of the steam engine, as well as onto a wooden pallet and onto the side of a green passenger carriage. 

A number of props were also being positioned by crew members onto open-topped carriages to give the impression that the steam engine was transporting goods for the Nazis in the film. Additionally, a number of vintage vehicles were also spotted parked on a field nearby. 

A troop-carrying truck, as featured in a number of the other Indiana Jones films was one of the vehicles parked near the train tracks, with crews working to put on the canvas roofing.

Indiana Jones 5 shoots scenes in the dead of night on the Moors

Gather around: The on-set first aid team was called over to check out the stunt rider

Indiana Jones 5 shoots scenes in the dead of night on the Moors

 Incident: The stuntman appeared to be unhurt following the mishap

Additionally, a vintage motorcycle featuring a sidecar was also among the vehicles – a similar bike featured in the third Indiana Jones instalment.

The set pictures comes after reports in The Sun shooting will also take place at the ‘haunted’ Bamburgh castle situated on the northeast coast of England by the village of Bamburgh in Northumberland. 

The crew is reportedly ‘spooked’ by the famed Pink Lady. According to the publication, the crew is worried about the castle as it is haunted by the Pink Lady from the Middle Ages who roams the halls.   

‘It sounds silly but before filming even starts, all any of us are talking about is the ghost. It’s a seriously creepy place,’ an insider told the site.

Indiana Jones 5 shoots scenes in the dead of night on the Moors

Crash: The head-mask flew off in the incident, with one of the crew having to retrieve it

Indiana Jones 5 shoots scenes in the dead of night on the Moors

On the rails: A stretch of the North Yorkshire Moors railway has been transformed into the set of Indiana Jones 5

‘A surprising number of the crew really believe in this stuff and it’s rattled everyone.

A number of the team are reluctant to even go into the oldest part of the castle, it’s really shaken them up… 

‘The team will have to overcome it, even if some of them want to avoid certain places.’

Harrison has already been seen in England.

The Star Wars vet was spotted near Pinewood Studios – a British film and television studio located in the village of Iver Heath in Buckinghamshire – as he prepares to reprise his role as the iconic relics hunter.

James Mangold is directing the movie in place of Steven Spielberg, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Thomas Kretschmann are also on board to star.

Indiana Jones 5 shoots scenes in the dead of night on the Moors

Delayed: According to a witness, one of the crew was heard saying that the production is already a day behind schedule

Plot details are still being kept under wraps, and it’s unclear what roles the new additions will play in the fifth film.

Legendary composer John Williams is also set to return, continuing a musical legacy that began 40 years ago with Raiders of the Lost Ark.

Meanwhile, Harrison previously said he wouldn’t make another Indiana Jones movie unless he was sure the production team could ‘kill it.’

Citing the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he said: ‘I don’t really want to give them what they wanna see, I want to give them something they didn’t anticipate seeing.

‘The Marvel movies are a spectacular example of a success that worked the other way round – they killed it.

Indiana Jones 5 shoots scenes in the dead of night on the Moors

Vehicle: A vintage motorcycle featuring a sidecar was also among the vehicles – a similar bike featured in the third Indiana Jones instalment

Indiana Jones 5 shoots scenes in the dead of night on the Moors

Behind schedule: The production has suffered a lengthy hold up thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic

‘We’re not going to make another Indiana Jones unless we’re in a position to kill it.

We want it to be the best.’

Last month Boyd Holbrook and Shaunette Renee Wilson joined the cast of Indiana Jones 5.

The Logan star and the 31-year-old actress will both star in the fifth instalment of the iconic action franchise.

Indiana Jones 5 was first announced in 2016 and originally scheduled to be released in July 2019. 

Indiana Jones 5 shoots scenes in the dead of night on the Moors

A rock and a hard place: One crew member carried a large boulder-like structure across the grassland 

Indiana Jones 5 shoots scenes in the dead of night on the Moors Indiana Jones 5 shoots scenes in the dead of night on the Moors

Supporting roles: Both Mads Mikkelsen, 55, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, 35, have also signed on to appear in Indiana Jones 5 alongside Harrison Ford

Indiana Jones 5 shoots scenes in the dead of night on the Moors

Popular set: Filming will begin on the same stretch of track used only a few weeks ago by Tom Cruise for Mission: Impossible 7

It was then pushed back a year, before being delayed for another 12 months until July 2021 after Jonathan Kasdan – whose father Lawrence Kasdan wrote 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark – was brought on board to work on the script after original screenwriter David Koepp departed the project.

The most recent film in the series was 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which earned over £790.6 million at the global box office.

The current release date for Indiana Jones 5 is July 29, 2022. 

Indiana Jones 5 shoots scenes in the dead of night on the Moors

40 years later: Harrison Ford has played the iconic role of Indiana Jones for 40 years, having first starred in Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981