London‘s Hatton Garden was transported back to the 1960s, where the production crew had convincingly decorated the street with American memorabilia.
Old-school cars and vintage store facades populated the West End hotspot, complete with U.S. Mail boxes, rubber tyres and weathered posters reading, ‘Blood bank, donors paid.’
Wow! Indiana Jones 5 has resumed filming as London’s Hatton Garden was transformed into 1960s America… after the sequel was plunged into a three month break due to Harrison Ford’s shoulder injury
Oh no! The fifth and final Indiana Jones movie was originally due for release in 2022, however that was before filming was pushed back by three months due to Harrison’s injury (pictured in 2008 in-character)
Stacks of New York’s Daily News broadsheets were piled upon wooden slats with the headline, ‘Oust Cuban spy for Nixon plot,’ on its front page while traditional television and radio sets graced shop windows.
Harrison had to undergo surgery on his shoulder following his injury at Pinewood Studios, with the crew using a stand-in for crowd scenes during his absence.
A source told The Sun: ‘Everyone’s relieved to see him back and fighting fit.
After and before: The street was aged, wiping away any trace of Hatton Garden’s modern-day look
New (old) look! Old-school cars and vintage store facades populated the West End hotspot, covering the modern fashion outlets
Incredible: The set was incredibly convincing
‘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.’
MailOnline contacted representatives of Harrison Ford for comment at the time.
Harrison remained in the UK while he recuperated from his shoulder injury and was spotted out and about in London on several occasions during the summer.
The movie star has filmed the movie in London, Glasgow and North Yorkshire.
Time machine: Passers-by were transported back to the Swingin’ Sixties
Stacks of New York’s Daily News broadsheets were piled upon wooden slats with the headline, ‘Oust Cuban spy for Nixon plot,’ on its front page
Trash: Rubbish spilled out from a large dustbin
Details: U.S Mail boxes, rubber tyres and weathered Goldman Sachs posters filled the set
Woah: A lot of effort had gone into the transformation
Filming was also recently put into jeopardy following an outbreak of norovirus spread across the site.
Up to 50 people had to be sent home from the Pinewood Studios in Iver, Buckinghamshire, following a spread of the winter vomiting bug last week.
The fifth and final Indiana Jones movie was originally due for release in 2022, however that was before filming was pushed back by three months due to Harrison’s injury.
Display: A selection of vintage cameras filled the window of one store
True to life: A laundromat along with clothes on a railing added to the realistic effect
Astonished: Pedestrians looked amazed as they walked through the street
Run-down: A derelict barber shop sat on a street corner
Coming soon: A poster for a fictional musical had been plastered onto a wall
It’s been a fresh blow for the movie – which sees James Mangold taking on directing duties from long-time helmer Steven Spielberg – after shooting was previously pushed back as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
An insider told The Sun’s Bizarre column because it’s Harrison’s last outing as Indiana, everybody was expecting it to be plain sailing.
They said: ‘After the initial delays everyone was raring to go. But now Harrison is injured and it is worse than first thought.
Precise: An electrical appliance, along with a repairs store had been fitted into the set
Messy: The street looked very busy with props and bin bags
Talented: The graphic designers had clearly been hard at work in order to produce posters and signs
Disbelief: Londoners stopped to gaze at the spectacular display
Mysterious: ‘Blood bank, donors paid,’ read one of the signs
‘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.’
Raiders Of The Lost Ark director Steven Spielberg famously branded himself ‘an idiot’ for allowing Harrison to do his own stunts, including one where the starring actor had to outrun a prop weighing 300 pounds.
Shock: Raiders Of The Lost Ark director Steven Spielberg famously branded himself ‘an idiot’ for allowing Harrison to do his own stunts, including one where the starring actor had to outrun a prop weighing 300 pounds (pictured in 2008 in-character)