It has just been revealed that the legendary Hollywood star Harrison Ford injured his shoulder this week while rehearsing for the upcoming movie Indiana Jones 5.
A Disney spokesperson confirmed to Entertainment Tonight that Ford was injured while filming a fight scene for the movie. Despite his injury, production of the film is set to continue on.
“In the course of rehearsing for a fight scene, Harrison Ford sustained an injury involving his shoulder,” the spokesperson said. “Production will continue while the appropriate course of treatment is evaluated, and the filming schedule will be reconfigured as needed in the coming weeks.”
Ford is playing the iconic role of the archaeologist Indiana Jones in the fifth and final installment of the franchise, which began in 1981 with the movie Raiders Of The Lost Ark. This is the first installment of the series since 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.
Josh Gad of Frozen fame took to Instagram earlier this month to share a photo of Ford wearing his character’s instantly recognizable getup.
“All is right in the world. Welcome back Dr. Jones,” Gad, who is not actually in the movie, captioned the photo.
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Indiana Jones 5 is scheduled to premiere in theaters on July 29, 2022.
This comes after Ford’s Raiders Of The Lost Ark costar Karen Allen opened up about what working with him was really like.
“The thing that was challenging for me at the time was Harrison very much worked privately,” Allen told The Hollywood Reporter. “He liked to work on his lines and a scene by himself in the trailer. He didn’t much like to run lines with other actors.”
“In the beginning, I didn’t know how to take it,” she added. “I didn’t know whether to take it personally. Coming out of the theater, I was so used to working with other actors and running lines. So it took me a while to make an adjustment to that. But then we got into a groove with each other. I found him so fascinating.”
Having starred in Star Wars already, Harrison had experience working in action films, but Allen did not.
“I had done walk-and-talk-type films. And in that context, it behooves you to forget the camera is there, just play the scene. But in a film like Raiders, you have to be very aware of where the camera is and what it is doing,” Allen recalled. “There is a technique I just did not have while learning by the seat of my pants. To watch Harrison and see all the ways he was able to accomplish these things — he would do it in a very calm, very clear, very beautifully articulated way. And he was very helpful to me.”