Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Image Credit: IMDB

The fifth installment of the ‘Indiana Jones’ franchise has wrapped up shooting according to an update by the film’s director.

After years of false starts and multiple delays, the film’s director James Mangold and producer Frank Marshall took to Twitter on Sunday, February 27 to celebrate the wrap.

Mangold used a still from 1981’s ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’ to signify the next phase, which is post-production. “And so begins the first day after the storm..,” he captioned the picture.

Marshall, meanwhile, posted a picture of a blue cap with the protagonist’s signature nickname “Indy”, which could be the title of the film.

“That’s a wrap!!! #indianajones,” he simply declared.

The completion of the production arrives just a little over a week after Marshall tweeted that filming was “in the home stretch,” along with an exterior photo of Pinewood Studios, where the movie was filmed.

Ever since ‘Indiana Jones 5’ kicked off production in the summer of 2021, it faced several setbacks. Just weeks after the filming started, Harrison Ford sustained a shoulder injury while rehearsing for a fight scene.

His injury forced the closure of the production for three months.

In November, a crew member died during the filming of the movie in Morocco. Camera operator Nic Cupac was found dead in his hotel room in the city of Fes in November 2021.

His cause of death was not disclosed, but a rep said at the time that Cupac’s “sudden passing was not production related.”

Then last month, another crew member suffered a heart attack during filming of the final scenes.

Indiana Jones
Indiana Jones Image Credit: Supplied

According to a source, the man suddenly collapsed, prompting a panic situation. Ford, who was standing nearby, reportedly yelled, “Get me a medic quick.”

The filming aside, the movie stars Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, Antonio Banderas and many others.

The movie is now scheduled to be released on June 30, 2023.