The set of Indiana Jones 5 will be without its main star Harrison Ford for several weeks after the 78-year-old actor injured his shoulder. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ford got hurt while rehearsing one fight scene, but the extent of the injury remains unknown.
The news was later confirmed by Disney’s spokesperson, who said in a statement that the movie will continue production regardless although the filming schedule is set to be reconfigured.
Indiana Jones 5 started filming in early June, eyeing a July 29, 2022 release date. It will be the first movie in the franchise that won’t be directed by Steven Spielberg, with James Mangold (Logan) taking the helm. Spielberg remains involved as a producer.
The development of Indiana Jones 5 began shortly after the release of the fourth movie Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Initially, the movie entered pre-production in 2016 but was met with several delays and script changes. In early 2020, Spielberg stepped down as a director and brought in Mangold, who wrote an entirely new script to direct from.
Besides Ford, the cast of Indiana Jones 5 will also include Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Mads Mikkelsen, and Thomas Kretschmann in undisclosed roles. John Rhys-Davies (Sallah) and Karen Allen (Marion Ravenwood) previously expressed interest in reprising their role from earlier films, but it remains unknown whether they are actually attached to the project.