It has been reported that Harrison Ford is taking a hiatus from filming Indiana Jones 5 after suffering from an injury to his shoulder on the set of the new film.
Revealed by a spokesperson for Walt Disney, who said on Wednesday that “the 78-year-old was hurt rehearsing a fight scene”, production on the film is not expected to pause, and the filming schedule will be reconfigured as needed whilst Ford receives treatment.
It wouldn’t be the first time the ageing actor has injured himself on set, in 2014 he broke his leg whilst filming Star Wars: The Force Awakens when he was crushed beneath a heavy door aboard the Millennium Falcon whilst filming at London’s Pinewood Studios. At the age of 78, it’s no real surprise that Ford is still experiencing such injuries, particularly when he is being asked to take on such physical roles, from the gunslinger Han Solo, to the bounding explorer Indiana Jones.
Filming on the fifth film in the Indiana Jones series began in early June of 2021, with eyes for release in July 2022, provided no further pandemic issues delay the film further. Originally announced back in 2016, the fifth film in the series will be the first to not be directed by Steven Spielberg, and will instead be in the capable hands of James Mangold who has previous credits on Walk the Line and 2017s Logan. With a recent track record of dark, brooding stories that still retain a strong sense of bombastic fun, Mangold could be the perfect choice to replace Spielberg.
Plot details remain under wraps, with the only clues revealing themselves on Mangold’s Twitter where fans have theorised a plot that takes place during 1960, concerning the role of Nazi scientists during the space race.
Harrison Ford will join a supporting cast that includes Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, and Boyd Holbrook with production underway in the United Kingdom.