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Indiana Jones 5: Filming continues as GLASGOW is transformed into 1969 Manhattan after moon landing

Harrison Ford’s body double was spotted on the set of Indiana Jones 5 on Wednesday, as he trod the streets of Glasgow, where the Scottish city has been transformed into Manhattan for the blockbuster, which is set during the 1960s space race.

Despite the scenes being filmed on the day just depicting Indiana Jones walking through the city, Harrison’s body double still stepped up to the plate. 

He was seen with black dots on his face, known as tracking markers, which help the visual effects team attach an actor to CGI software that can manipulate their appearance. 

Harrison, 79, has been forced to take a break from filming for three months as he recovers from a shoulder injury sustained on set, yet his body double has been working hard in his place.

Starring role: The actor was not seen on-set however his body double was extremely convincing (Harrison pictured filming on Sunday)

Who’s who! Harrison Ford’s body double was seen on the set of Indiana Jones 5 in Glasgow on Wednesday, where the Scottish streets were transformed to look like Manhattan

Also on-set was Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who was seen for the first time shooting the movie. Her role is unknown at this time but her participation was revealed in April. 

Actor Boyd Holbrook was also seen on Cochrane Street in Glasgow city centre, strolling around in a suit and tie as he prepared to shoot his scenes. 

Despite Harrison’s absence, production on the movie has continued, with the newest scenes featuring the emergency services, with ambulances and fire teams on set.

The Scottish city looked unrecognisable on Wednesday, dressed with yellow cabs, American flags and NYPD firetrucks in a recreation of the days following the Apollo 11 spaceflight in 1969. 

Starring role: His body double bore striking similarities to the star including a near-identical hairdo

Starring role: His body double bore striking similarities to the star including a near-identical hairdo

Epic: Astronauts Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong are seen in the driving parade being replicated in the film

Glasgow meets Manhattan! The Scottish city looked unrecognisable on Wednesday, dressed with yellow cabs, American flags and NYPD firetrucks in a recreation of the days following the Apollo 11 spaceflight in 1969 (right: Astronauts Michael Collins, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong are seen in the driving parade)

Crew members were seen covering the streets of Glasgow with US flags while various buildings had flags hanging from them and shop fronts were replaced with set props.

To create a true American feel, even the Scottish traffic lights were temporarily replaced with bright yellow ones for authenticity. 

Director James Mangold was also spotted in the city visiting the set and assessing the progress of the set building which took place on Tuesday.

A group appeared to be rehearsing what is believed to be a scene from the film which sees a parade of various vehicles celebrating Apollo 11, earlier in the week. 

Hard at work: Despite the scenes being filmed on the day just depicting Indiana Jones walking through the city, Harrison's body double still stepped up to the plate

Keeping busy: The body double is taking over for the meantime

Hard at work: Despite the scenes being filmed on the day just depicting Indiana Jones walking through the city, Harrison’s body double still stepped up to the plate

Different look: He was seen with black dots on his face, known as tracking markers, which help the visual effects team attach an actor to CGI software that can manipulate their appearance

Different look: He was seen with black dots on his face, known as tracking markers, which help the visual effects team attach an actor to CGI software that can manipulate their appearance

Here she is! Also on-set was Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who was seen for the first time shooting the movie. Her role is unknown at this time but her participation was revealed in April

All hands on board! Phoebe seemed to be dressed appropriately in late Sixties early Seventies stylings

Here she is! Also on-set was Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who was seen for the first time shooting the movie. Her role is unknown at this time but her participation was revealed in April

Unrecognisable: The Scottish city has been dressed with yellow cabs, American flags and NYPD firetrucks for scenes for the upcoming action sequel

Unrecognisable: The Scottish city has been dressed with yellow cabs, American flags and NYPD firetrucks for scenes for the upcoming action sequel

Absent: While star Harrison Ford , 79, was not on set, extras and crew were hard at work transforming Scotland's largest city for the blockbuster movie

Absent: While star Harrison Ford , 79, was not on set, extras and crew were hard at work transforming Scotland’s largest city for the blockbuster movie

Action scenes: The newest scenes appear to feature the emergency services, with ambulances and fire teams on set

Action scenes: The newest scenes appear to feature the emergency services, with ambulances and fire teams on set

Action scenes: The newest scenes appear to feature the emergency services, with ambulances and fire teams on set

Busy: Crew members were seen covering the streets of Glasgow with US flags

Busy: Crew members were seen covering the streets of Glasgow with US flags

Details: Shop windows were dressed up for the scenes

Details: Shop windows were dressed up for the scenes

Details: Shop windows were dressed up for the scenes to give a better sense of authenticity 

Inside The Magic reported earlier this year that the latest film will be set during the 1960s space race.  

The Illuminerdi reports that Harrison will take on villain Mads Mikkelsen, a Nazi scientist enlisted into NASA by the United States government to work on the space agency’s moon landing initiative.

Indiana Jones 5 director James Mangold also hinted at a Sixties theme when he tweeted back in January: ‘I’m mentally living in 60’s NYC right now cause that’s where all the movies I’m working on take place’.

A sixties release would fit with the franchise timeline, as the last movie Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was set in 1957.

Buzz of activity: Various buildings had flags hanging from them and shop fronts were replaced with set props

Buzz of activity: Various buildings had flags hanging from them and shop fronts were replaced with set props

Busy: Director James Mangold was also spotted in the city visiting the set and assessing the progress of the set building which took place on Tuesday

Busy: Director James Mangold was also spotted in the city visiting the set and assessing the progress of the set building which took place on Tuesday

Adorned: To create a true American feel, even the Scottish traffic lights were temporarily replaced with bright yellow ones for authenticity

Adorned: To create a true American feel, even the Scottish traffic lights were temporarily replaced with bright yellow ones for authenticity

Adorned: To create a true American feel, even the Scottish traffic lights were temporarily replaced with bright yellow ones for authenticity

As filming got underway, crew dressed in their everyday clothes were spotted sat on top of the floats as they tested out the scene in a deserted car park. The floats were adorned with various messages, including ‘A giant leap for mankind!’ and ‘Welcome Apollo 11 astronauts’. 

The group was then seen walking close together and waving US flags above their heads and an old school New York Police Department car was also brought in for the scene to make it look as authentic as possible.  

Harrison has been forced to delay filming for the new film for three months due to an injury but production for the upcoming blockbuster appears to still be full steam ahead.

Flashback: A group appeared to be rehearsing what is believed to be a scene from the film which sees a parade of various vehicles celebrating Apollo 11

Flashback: A group appeared to be rehearsing what is believed to be a scene from the film which sees a parade of various vehicles celebrating Apollo 11

New film: According to Inside The Magic, the latest film will be set during the 1960s space race

New film: According to Inside The Magic, the latest film will be set during the 1960s space race

Despite sparking fears he may require surgery to fix his shoulder injury, Harrison already seems to be well on the road to recovery as he headed out for a walk for his birthday. 

On Tuesday morning the actor was spotted grabbing lunch in Selfridges where he delighted one lucky fan. 

The icon was without his shoulder sling which he had been wearing following the injury he sustained on the set just three weeks ago. 

Harrison took off his green mask and bent down to pose with the mother of writer and The Significance Of R blogger Marie at the deli counter of Selfridges in London.

Marie from Somerset wrote on her Twitter: ‘They say ‘Never meet your idols’! Thats simply BS! ‘How about bumping into them in Selfridges food-hall during lunch at the deli counter on your birthday!  

Rehearsals: Crew dressed in their every day clothes were spotted sat on top of the floats as they tested out the scene in a deserted car park

Rehearsals: Crew dressed in their every day clothes were spotted sat on top of the floats as they tested out the scene in a deserted car park

Space race scene: The floats were adorned with various messages, including 'A giant leap for mankind!' and 'Welcome Apollo 11 astronauts'

Space race scene: The floats were adorned with various messages, including ‘A giant leap for mankind!’ and ‘Welcome Apollo 11 astronauts’

Preparations: The group was then seen walking close together and waving US flags above their heads

Preparations: The group was then seen walking close together and waving US flags above their heads

Continuity: An old school New York Police Department car was also brought in for the scene to make it look as authentic as possible

Continuity: An old school New York Police Department car was also brought in for the scene to make it look as authentic as possible

‘My mum was over the moon with joy as I took this picture & said how much she loves #HarrisonFord I was too starstruck to speak!’ 

She later added: ‘It was such an awesome moment (for me as a super fan) I was SO star struck that I couldn’t speak! 

‘It was a bucket list moment. If #Harrison Ford does see this photo with my mum, please forgive me for walking away, for not asking about your shoulder, not asking you to lunch!” 

Having been forced to take a break from filming due to his injury, Harrison has been enjoying some unexpected downtime in the city in recent weeks.

Filming for the fifth and final Indiana Jones movie in the series was thought to have been pushed back by three months due to Harrison’s injuries, after being originally due for release in 2022.

Setting the scene: Elsewhere in the city, crew members were seen covering the streets of Glasgow with US flags

Setting the scene: Elsewhere in the city, crew members were seen covering the streets of Glasgow with US flags

Attention to detail: To create a true American feel, even the Scottish traffic lights were temporarily replaced with bright yellow ones for authenticity

Attention to detail: To create a true American feel, even the Scottish traffic lights were temporarily replaced with bright yellow ones for authenticity

Checking in: Director James Mangold (pictured holding a coffee cup) was also spotted in the city visiting the set on Tuesday

Checking in: Director James Mangold (pictured holding a coffee cup) was also spotted in the city visiting the set on Tuesday

It is a fresh blow for the movie – which sees Mangold taking on directing duties from long-time helmer Spielberg – after shooting was previously pushed back as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

An insider told The Sun’s Bizarre column: ‘It is Harrison’s last outing as Indiana and everyone thought it would be plain sailing.

‘After the initial delays everyone was raring to go. But now Harrison is injured and it is worse than first thought.

‘The film’s bosses have come together to work out the scheduling and it’s chaos. The earliest they think they can restart the production is September.

‘It was not what anyone was expecting so to have to change everything is a huge blow. Everyone was concerned for Harrison and they are glad he is on the mend.’

Making progress: The director made sure to assess the progress of the set building

Making progress: The director made sure to assess the progress of the set building 

Full steam ahead: Harrison Ford has been forced to delay filming for the new film for three months due to an injury but production for the upcoming blockbuster appears to still be full steam ahead. Pictured: Director James Mangold and other crew on set

Full steam ahead: Harrison Ford has been forced to delay filming for the new film for three months due to an injury but production for the upcoming blockbuster appears to still be full steam ahead. Pictured: Director James Mangold and other crew on set

Incredible: Various buildings had flags hanging from them and shop fronts were replaced with set props

Incredible: Various buildings had flags hanging from them and shop fronts were replaced with set props

Harrison is known for doing his own stunts on set and Spielberg confessed that he was an ‘idiot’ for letting the star take on risky scenes such as the boulder run in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

The legendary filmmaker said: ‘A double would have cheated his head down, so Harrison volunteered to do it himself.

‘There were five shots of the rock from five different angles – each one done twice – so Harrison had to race the rock ten times.

‘He won ten times – and beat the odds. He was lucky – and I was an idiot for letting him try it.’

The out previously reported that Ford had ‘aggravated an old injury that’s bad enough for him to require surgery to put it right’.

Setback: Despite sparking fears he may require surgery to fix his shoulder injury, Harrison already seems to be well on the road to recovery as he headed out for a walk for his birthday. Pictured: The set in Glasgow

Setback: Despite sparking fears he may require surgery to fix his shoulder injury, Harrison already seems to be well on the road to recovery as he headed out for a walk for his birthday. Pictured: The set in Glasgow

Set building: Filming for the fifth and final Indiana Jones movie in the series was thought to have been pushed back by three months due to Harrison's injuries, after being originally due for release in 2022. Pictured: The set in Glasgow on Tuesday

Set building: Filming for the fifth and final Indiana Jones movie in the series was thought to have been pushed back by three months due to Harrison’s injuries, after being originally due for release in 2022. Pictured: The set in Glasgow on Tuesday

Disrupted: Harrison's injury was a fresh blow for the movie after shooting was previously pushed back as a result of the coronavirus pandemic

Disrupted: Harrison’s injury was a fresh blow for the movie after shooting was previously pushed back as a result of the coronavirus pandemic

The source told The Sun: ‘He was filming an action scene on a train within Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire when he felt it go. It’s not known yet if he will fly back to the US for surgery. It’s all up in the air and schedules are being re-written.’

Reports suggest that production for the film will continue around Harrison’s recovery with the schedule being ‘reconfigured’ when needed over the coming weeks, with the paper adding the incident has thrown the film’s schedule ‘into chaos’

A Disney source told Deadline: ‘In the course of rehearsing for a fight scene, Harrison Ford sustained an injury involving his shoulder.

Passersby: Several members of the public in Glasgow took the opportunity to sit on parts of the set which was being constructed

Passersby: Several members of the public in Glasgow took the opportunity to sit on parts of the set which was being constructed

New boss: James Mangold took on directing duties for the film from long-time helmer Steven Spielberg

New boss: James Mangold took on directing duties for the film from long-time helmer Steven Spielberg 

Blunders: Harrison is known for doing his own stunts on set and Spielberg confessed that he was an 'idiot' for letting the star take on risky scenes such as the boulder run in Raiders of the Lost Ark

Blunders: Harrison is known for doing his own stunts on set and Spielberg confessed that he was an ‘idiot’ for letting the star take on risky scenes such as the boulder run in Raiders of the Lost Ark

‘Production will continue while the appropriate course of treatment is evaluated, and the filming schedule will be reconfigured as needed in the coming weeks.’

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. 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.’

Happy: Harrison was spotted grabbing lunch in Selfridges in London on his 79th birthday on Tuesday where he delighted one lucky fan

Happy: Harrison was spotted grabbing lunch in Selfridges in London on his 79th birthday on Tuesday where he delighted one lucky fan

Shocked: Marie from Somerset wrote on her Twitter: 'They say 'Never meet your idols'! Thats simply BS!'

Shocked: Marie from Somerset wrote on her Twitter: ‘They say ‘Never meet your idols’! Thats simply BS!’

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

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.

This latest entry in the Indiana Jones franchise will see Harrison Ford done the famous fedora and whip for the fifth time, following Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Temple of Doom, The Last Crusade and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. 

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.

At work: It's been a busy period for Harrison as in recent months before his injury. Pictured: Harrison spotted in the Scottish Borders and North Yorkshire while shooting scenes as the famous archaeologist

At work: It’s been a busy period for Harrison as in recent months before his injury. Pictured: Harrison spotted in the Scottish Borders and North Yorkshire while shooting scenes as the famous archaeologist

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