Filming is currently underway on the fifth film of the Indiana Jones franchise with the original Indy himself set to return, played of course by the legendary Harrison Ford. The production, however, has been interrupted with Ford receiving an injury on the set of the film.
It has been revealed that during a rehearsal for a fight scene, Ford injured his shoulder. The extent of the damage is not currently known. Director James Mangold is said to be continuing the film’s production as much as possible while the starring actor is in recovery.
An official statement from Disney on Deadline reads: “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.”
Oscar-nominated director James Mangold (Logan, Ford v Ferrari) is directing the film, taking over from Steven Spielberg who relinquished the position last year, choosing instead to stay on as a “hands-on” producer. John Williams is also returning to compose the film’s score, just as he has for every entry in the franchise since Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981.
Will Indiana Jones 5 be delayed?
It is currently unknown if this will impact the film’s scheduled release date of July 29, 2022. This is not the first time in recent history that Ford has been injured on set. In 2014 while filming for The Force Awakens Ford, returning as Han Solo after more than 30 years, suffered a broken leg in an accident involving a hydraulic door on the set of the Millennium Falcon. Production on Episode VII was delayed but the film released as scheduled.
Seemingly prone to accidents, the veteran actor was also involved in a plane crash in 2015. Ford, a licensed pilot, was forced to make an emergency landing in his one-man plane when he reportedly experienced engine failure. From the descent, he experienced a broken pelvis, as well as a broken ankle among other injuries.
At 78 years old, Ford is no spring chicken. Despite that, the famed actor has proven remarkably resilient in the past and hopefully, this most recent wound will prove no different.