UPDATE: Harrison Ford is Out for Three Months

UPDATE: Harrison Ford is Out for Three Months

This is much worse than has previously been reported.

From the Ny Post:

And while the team had initially suggested that the mishap wouldn’t derail filming too badly, the Oscar nominee and franchise film icon will reportedly be sidelined for at least three months as he undergoes shoulder surgery. 

“The film’s bosses have come together to work out the scheduling and it’s chaos,” lamented the source. “The earliest they think they can restart the production is September.”

They added, “It was not what anyone was expecting so to have to change everything is a huge blow.”

Disney is now claiming the accident happened during filming, instead of rehearsals. This probably means there’s an insurance issue of some kind.

Three months is a disaster for this production. The entire film crew will have moved on to different jobs. And at three months this isn’t a bone injury, this is rotator cuff and Ford isn’t coming back from that at his age.

This could be the end of Indiana Jones.

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  • Ivan Poland Reply

    But we were told 80 (79) is the new 40. So, by Boomer Logic* he’ll be up and at’em in no time.

    *Yeah, I know he’s born in 1942 so technically not a Boomer, but he acts like one…a lot.

    June 30, 2021 at 7:25 pm
  • Star Tripper Reply

    Sorry for the injury but if this shelves IJ5 and prevents Kennedy from destroying another franchise then silver lining baby.

    June 30, 2021 at 8:25 pm
    • Freddo Reply

      IMO the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull movie already wrecked the franchise. And in theory it shouldn’t be too hard to make a decent adventure movie, but in practice the new movie is more likely to be full of SJW messaging and overblown CGI effects.

      July 1, 2021 at 6:55 am
  • Chris Lopes Reply

    The clock is ticking on this one. My guess is that it will become too costly (given the probable amount of money it would make) to continue. Again, no one wants to see a 78 year old man risk life threatening injury for a movie franchise that should have ended with Last Crusade.

    June 30, 2021 at 8:27 pm
  • Ty Ping Reply

    Indiana Jones and the Geriatric Care Ward…

    June 30, 2021 at 8:30 pm
  • Seeker Reply

    Fortunately, a perfect solution exists. You can splice in unused footage from previous films and have his character serve as a rarely seen emotional mentor for the main character. With tricks of editing… and lots of greenscreens, you can make him a part of any conversation and have him say whatever you need him to. When Indie dies, just have him die off screen. Another character can monologue on top of his sheet covered body. That way you don’t have to change your plans for the movie. Clever, no?

    Alternative solution: Find where Shia LaBeouf went and bring him back to reprise Mutt Williams. He’ll make you play a multi-continent game of capture the flag to get to him, but it’ll be worth it. JUST DO IT!

    June 30, 2021 at 8:57 pm
    • Joe S.Walker Reply

      It might be possible to put together some kind of movie with no further participation by Ford, or just having him do voice-overs, but it’d never work commercially. People would only want to see it for its trainwreck value.

      July 1, 2021 at 8:25 am
  • Corey Ashcraft Reply

    One thing I never understood is why they didn’t go younger in the Indy acting when they had he chance. I mean, the ending of the “Last Crusade” with him drinking from the Holy Grail did allow the picture to cast someone younger and move the movie up in the historical time line.

    Was Ford’s ego that big and that entwined with this part that he could not let it go?

    June 30, 2021 at 9:05 pm
    • Sanders Reply

      Never understood why Indy wasn’t recasted, it works for 007, it can work here. Ford doesn’t care that much.

      June 30, 2021 at 10:31 pm
      • Chris Lopes Reply

        I think the folks in charge don’t have the confidence in the franchise to believe it will work without him. They were counting on his name to be a big enough draw to make it profitable. KK certainly doesn’t have enough creativity or talent to pull it off without all the cards in her favor. Harrison Ford was one of those cards.

        July 1, 2021 at 12:40 am
      • doug whiddon Reply

        They need Ford so when the female character steals the show its HIS humiliation, not some actor they brought in to be Indy.

        July 1, 2021 at 3:03 am
        • Codex Reply

          Screwtape would love it. Sell your soul for a glittering prize, then turn the prize into a gilded turd.

          July 3, 2021 at 6:02 am
  • Monday morning unknown unknowns - Didactic Mind Reply

    […] Old Git Harrison Ford is out for at least 3 months due to a nasty shoulder injury, and given that he’s 80, that probably means that Indy 5 is dead in the water, which is great […]

    July 5, 2021 at 11:47 am

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