Hollywood icon Harrison Ford (Star Wars, What Lies Beneath, American Graffiti) has sustained injuries while filming Indiana Jones 5 in Great Britain.
According to Deadline:
…[the actor] hurt himself rehearsing a fight scene in Indiana Jones 5, sources tell Deadline. The extent of his injury wasn’t immediately known, but it involves his shoulder. Director James Mangold will continue to shoot around him while the appropriate course of treatment is evaluated. The filming schedule will be reconfigured as needed in the coming weeks. Disney has set the Lucasfilm action thriller for a July 29, 2022 release date.
78-year-old Ford is set to reprise his role as famed archeologist Henry Jones, Jr. for the fifth time — this will be Ford’s first time in the iconic role since Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008).
The as-yet-untitled film saw Steven Spielberg step away from the director’s chair in favor of James Mangold (Logan). Spielberg, will, however, serve as executive producer. Additional producers include Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, and Simon Emanuel.
Star Wars and Indiana Jones composer John Williams is once again returning to score the fifth Indiana Jones movie.
Ford is joined in the all-star cast by Mads Mikkelsen (Fantastic Beasts 3, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story), Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Solo: A Star Wars Story), Boyd Holbrook (Logan, Gone Girl), Shaunette Renée Wilson, and Thomas Kretschmann (Avengers franchise).
In a statement shared by Deadline, Disney said:
“In the course of rehearsing for a fight scene, Harrison Ford sustained an injury involving his shoulder. Production will continue while the appropriate course of treatment is evaluated, and the filming schedule will be reconfigured as needed in the coming weeks.”
It is worth noting that this isn’t Ford’s first on-set injury. The Han Solo actor sustained a severe leg injury when his limb got caught in a hydraulic door on the Millennium Falcon set while filming Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Force Awakens (2015) at London’s Pinewood Studios.
Ford’s Solo, of course, was killed by his and Leia’s son, Ben Solo/Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) in The Force Awakens, though the actor briefly returned for a cameo in the Skywalker Saga conclusion, Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019).
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