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Harrison Ford injured in rehearsal for ‘Indiana Jones’ sequel

Harrison Ford arrives for the world premiere of Disney's 'Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker' at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, December 16, 2019. Disney claims Ford suffered a shoulder injury while rehearsing an action scene for a new 'Indiana Jones' movie. (AFP / Valerie Macon)

LOS ANGELES: Harrison Ford suffered a shoulder injury while rehearsing an action scene for a new “Indiana Jones” movie, Disney claims.

“Production will continue while the appropriate course of treatment is evaluated,” Disney said in a statement sent to AFP, “and the filming schedule will be reconfigured as needed in the coming weeks.”

It gave no details on how the 78-year-old was hurt or how badly.

Filming of the untitled fifth and final movie about Ford’s intrepid archaeologist began in May in Britain under director James Mangold. Its release is scheduled for the summer of 2022.

In 2014 Ford was injured while filming a “Star Wars” sequel. He was crushed by a hydraulic door of the Millennium Falcon, the craft piloted by his character Han Solo.

Production of the last instalment of the Indiana Jones franchise, announced in 2016, has been beset with delays. The return of Ford to play the lead was confirmed in December 2020 by Disney.

It was in 1981 that Ford first donned the famous Indiana Jones fedora in “Raiders of the Lost Arc,” with director Steven Spielberg. It was a smash hit around the world and gave rise two popular sequels, “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” in 1984 and “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade” in 1989, with the late Sean Connery playing his father.

A fourth instalment – “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” – came out in 2008. It was a box office hit but critics panned it, as did some fans of the earlier movies.

 

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