Harrison Ford Injured Filming Fight Scene For Indiana Jones 5

Harrison Ford is currently hard at work on his fifth Indiana Jones movie, whilst also being mere weeks away from his 79th birthday.


Even though the long-standing big screen action hero is still in great shape for his age, it seems that working on Indy 5 is taking its toll physically.

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Ford has suffered a shoulder injury whilst working on a fight scene for the as-yet-untitled film from director James Mangold.

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A statement from Disney (owners of Lucasfilm, the production house behind the Indy series) reads: “In the course of rehearsing for a fight scene, Harrison Ford sustained an injury involving his shoulder.

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“Production will continue while the appropriate course of treatment is evaluated, and the filming schedule will be reconfigured as needed in the coming weeks.”

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While unfortunate, this accident isn’t without some precedent: Ford previously broke his leg when he reprised the role of Han Solo for 2015’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Happily, this accident didn’t delay production too much in that instance, so we can only hope the same is true this time.

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Cameras started rolling on the fifth Indiana Jones movie in the first week of June, with scenes shot at the allegedly haunted Bamburgh Castle in Northumberland, England.

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Production has remained in the UK throughout the month, with footage shot on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

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The fifth Indiana Jones movie is scheduled to open in cinemas around the world on 19 July 2022.