Filming for the latest Indiana Jones movie started in the U.K. this month—following a lengthy Covid-related delay—and now Harrison Ford has injured himself on the set. According to Variety, Ford, 78, hurt his shoulder, forcing him to take a hiatus from production.
“In the course of rehearsing for a fight scene, Harrison Ford sustained an injury involving his shoulder,” a Disney spokesperson said in a statement. “Production will continue while the appropriate course of treatment is evaluated, and the filming schedule will be reconfigured as needed in the coming weeks.”
In other words, the movie will not be delayed further, as of now.
Ford is no stranger to injury thanks, in part, because he does many of his stunts, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He hurt his back filming Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom and, more recently, suffered a leg injury on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. He's also survived plane crashes!
The fifth installment in the Indiana Jones franchise is scheduled for release next summer. Plot details are scant but the cast includes Mads Mikkelsen, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Boyd Holbrook, Shaunette Renée Wilson, and Thomas Kretschmann. The director is James Mangold, who helmed Ford v. Ferrari. Notably, Indiana Jones 5 (as it's being called) marks the first time Steven Spielberg won't direct, though he does have a producer credit. John Williams, the composer behind the iconic score, is returning.
Photos emerged from the set earlier this month, including pictures of an old motorcycle and tank, as well as a castle on fire. Classic Indiana Jones stuff.
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