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Harrison Ford Injured While Rehearsing Fight Scene For “Indiana Jones 5”

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Harrison Ford, seen here in 2008’s “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull | Image: DAVID JAMES/PARAMOUNT PICTURES/LUCASFILM

Harrison Ford has suffered a shoulder injury while rehearsing an fight scene for the upcoming “Indiana Jones 5” film.

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“In the course of rehearsing for a fight scene, Harrison Ford sustained an injury involving his shoulder,” a Disney spokesperson said in a statement.

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

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

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Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom. | Image: Paramount/Everett/Rex Features

Filming of the untitled fifth and final film about the intrepid archeologist played by Ford began in May in Britain under director James Mangold.

Its release is scheduled for the summer of 2022.

It’s hardly the first time he’s hurt himself while making a film. 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 films.

As of 2019, the U.S. domestic box office grosses of Harrison Ford’s films total over $5.1 billion, with worldwide grosses surpassing $9.3 billion, placing him at No. 4 on the list of highest-grossing domestic box office stars of all time. In addition to his box office success, he is also an Academy Award nominee, a four-time Golden Globe nominee, a three-time Saturn Award winner, and the recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award and the Cecil B. DeMille Award.

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