‘Indiana Jones 5’ crew member dies on the spot in Morocco

The much-hyped “Indiana Jones” sequel’s troubled production just took a darker turn – as a crew member reportedly died on the spot in Morocco.

“Indiana Jones 5” camera operator Nic Cupac, 54, was found dead in his hotel room in the town of Fes, reports Sun. His cause of death has not been disclosed, but “he is believed to have died of natural causes.”

Cupac – an industry veteran who also worked on films in the “Jurassic Park”, “Harry Potter” and “Star Wars” franchises – only recently traveled to Morocco to help film the big budget.

More than 100 crew members were reportedly gathered in the city to prepare for the filming of a major stunt scene using a rickshaw.

“Indiana Jones 5” is published by Walt Disney Studios, and The Post has contacted the company for more information about Cupac’s tragic death.

The production of the film has already been plagued by problems.

Last week, footage of the film was thrown into turmoil as Morocco banned flights to and from the UK due to rising COVID cases. The main star Harrison Ford, 79, was supposed to fly into the country just before the ban was announced. It is unclear where he is at the moment.

Meanwhile, production of the film was halted for three months after Ford suffered a serious shoulder injury in June. He first returned to Italy two weeks ago.

“Indiana Jones 5” also has suffered other long delays in production due to the COVID pandemic.

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Harrison Ford is pictured on the set of “Indiana Jones 5” in Sicily.
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The film was originally scheduled to hit theaters on July 9, 2021, but was pushed back to July 29, 2022 due to the pandemic. Last month, Disney announced that it is now scheduled to be released in the summer of 2023.

It is unclear whether Cupac’s death will cause further delays.

Pictures show Harrison Ford back on the set of "Indiana Jones 5" after suffering a serious shoulder injury in July, which put production in the way for several months.
Harrison Ford recently returned to the set of “Indiana Jones 5” after sustaining a serious shoulder injury in June, which put production in the way for several months. He is seen here with co-star Phoebe Waller-Bridge (“Fleabag”), who has also written the sequel’s script.
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