Harrison Ford was injured during the filming of Indiana Jones 5 recently, according to a Disney spokesperson who confirmed earlier reports.
“In the course of rehearsing for a fight scene, Harrison Ford sustained an injury involving his shoulder,” the statement 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.”
It sounds like director James Mangold is going to forge ahead with filming while Ford recovers, shooting whatever scenes don’t require the star while they allow Ford time to recover. It’s unknown how serious the injury is and thus how long that will take, but it doesn’t sound like it’s expected to totally shut down production on the film, which began filming in Europe earlier this month.
It’s also not the first time that Ford, 78, has been injured on set, or even on the set of an Indiana Jones film. He tore his ACL while filming Raiders of the Lost Ark and then badly injured his back while shooting Temple of Doom, the latter of which caused him to miss time recovering while production limped along without him. Most serious of all, however, as an injury Ford suffered while returning to the role of Han Solo for The Force Awakens, when a hydraulic door on the set of the Millennium Falcon shut on his leg, breaking his left leg and causing serious injury – in fact, it was so serious that the accident could have killed him. That injury shut down production for a bit, but that actually allowed director J.J. Abrams and writer Lawrence Kasdan to re-work some things, ultimately resulting in a much better movie.
Let’s hope that this injury to Ford has a similar effect on Indiana Jones 5, but most importantly, that Ford recovers well and quickly.