With Kingdom of the Crystal Skull not considered to be a proper sendoff for Indiana Jones, Lucasfilm is back to work with a fifth movie. Harrison Ford is back to reprise the world’s most famous archeologist, but it looks like he’ll be out for a while.
As per Variety, Ford has sustained a shoulder injury while rehearsing for one of his fight scenes. A spokesperson for Disney said:
“In the course of rehearsing for a fight scene, Harrison Ford sustained an injury involving his shoulder… Production will continue while the appropriate course of treatment is evaluated, and the filming schedule will be reconfigured as needed in the coming weeks.”
We don’t know how serious Ford’s injury is, but it’s said that the film is going to have to rework its shooting schedule without Ford. Hopefully he won’t have to be out of it for too long.
At 78-years-old, a lot of people are wondering why Ford would agree to do one more Indiana Jones film; heck, even Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was already poking fun at how old Ford was. That being said, with the last Indy film kind of leaving a sour taste in the mouth, it would make sense for the franchise to have one more stab at sending off Indy. Hopefully director James Mangold manages to top his sendoff of Wolverine in Logan.
We don’t have a story for the film yet, but it’s rumored that it will have something to do with the Space Race of the 1960s. Until we get some official confirmation, that’s the best that fans have got.
For now, Indiana Jones 5 is set to hit theaters on July 29, 2022.