Harrison Ford is busy filming the fifth, as-yet-unnamed entry in the Indiana Jones franchise, following up on 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Or at least he was, until an on-set injury side-lined him, according to Variety.
“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.”
That means that Indiana Jones 5 director James Mangold (Logan) will keep shooting other stuff while Ford recovers. Hopefully it’s nothing serious.
Harrison Ford’s long history of on-set injuries
Ford has been injured on set before. He hurt his back while filming 1984’s Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom and suffered leg trauma after returning to play Han Solo in 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
That said, at 78 years old, I don’t think it’s crazy to be a little more concerned than usual when Ford hurts himself. I’m probably being unfair to the elderly, but 78 seems pretty up there to be cracking whips and outrunning rolling boulders.
Then again, I’m open to Ford and company proving me wrong when Indiana Jones 5 bows in theaters on July 29, 2022.