Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury

Harrison Ford, 78, is seen without his sling for the first time after injuring his shoulder during Indiana Jones 5 rehearsals… as crew give Glasgow an American makeover to shoot scenes without star

  • The actor is taking a three month recovery break from filming 

By Laura Fox For Mailonline

Published: 12:25, 6 July 2021 | Updated: 17:43, 6 July 2021

Harrison Ford was pictured without his sling for the first time since injuring his shoulder while rehearsing a fight scene for Indiana Jones 5.

The ageing star, 78, cut a casual figure as he stepped out for a stroll with a pal in London on Sunday, after his injury was said to have forced filming to be delayed by three months.

However, production for the upcoming blockbuster appears to still be full steam ahead as what is thought to be the crew for the movie were seen carrying props to set in Glasgow which was transformed into an American city on Tuesday

Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury

On the mend?

On Sunday, Harrison Ford, 78, was seen without his sling for the first time since injuring his shoulder while rehearsing a fight scene for Indiana Jones 5 – he was pictured in London while filming preparations got underway in Glasgow

Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury

Preparations: Meanwhile, production for the upcoming blockbuster appears to still be full steam ahead as a building in Glasgow was seen draped with giant American flags on Tuesday – with Harrison still in the capital 

Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury

 That’s got to hurt! In another Indiana Jones-related injury, Harrison injured his back during filming for The Temple of Doom (pictured in character in Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull)

Crew members were also seen putting up red, white and blue bunting in the city centre while others were spotted painting road markings on the streets.  

Parts of the set appear to have been built including a ‘sandwich shop’ with a faded logo and Coca-Cola advertising in the windows. 

Another building in the Scottish city was seen draped with giant American flags.  

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Harrison Ford and Lucasfilms for more information. 

Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury

Transformation: The crew are transforming Glasgow into the US with a Washing Post newspaper stand 

Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury

Carrying on: Members of the crew were seen carrying props to set 

Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury

On location: Crew members were also seen putting up red, white and blue bunting in the city centre

Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury

Simple: Harrison opted for a simple all-black ensemble as he headed out for a stroll in the capital with a friend after being forced to take a break from filming

Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury

Set: Parts of the set appear to have been built including a ‘sandwich shop’ with a faded logo and Coca-Cola advertising in the windows

Despite sparking fears he may require surgery to fix his shoulder injury, Harrison already seems to be well on the road to recovery as he headed out for a walk. 

Harrison opted for a simple all-black ensemble as he headed out for a stroll in London.

Having been forced to take a break from filming due to his injury, Harrison enjoyed his unexpected downtime by embarking on a walk through the city.

The star, who was previously seen sporting a khaki green sling on Friday, was without the addition on his arm as he continued his lengthy recovery.

Filming for the fifth and final Indiana Jones movie in the series was thought to have been pushed back by three months due to Harrison’s injuries, after being originally due for release in 2022.  

Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury

Production: Others were spotted painting road markings on the streets

Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury

Patriotic: An American flag was seen hanging from one building

Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury

Setting the scene: Another building has been transformed into a US-style barber shop

Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury

Menu: A crew member was spotted putting up  a fast food menu in a window

Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury

Props: Several chairs and tables were lined up on the street by the crew

Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury

Hard at work: A crew member was seen putting the flag in place

It is a fresh blow for the movie – which sees James Mangold taking on directing duties from long-time helmer Steven Spielberg – after shooting was previously pushed back as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

An insider told The Suns Bizarre column: ‘It is Harrison’s last outing as Indiana and everyone thought it would be plain sailing.

‘After the initial delays everyone was raring to go. But now Harrison is injured and it is worse than first thought.

Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury

Low-key: Filming for the fifth and final Indiana Jones movie in the series was thought to have been pushed back by three months due to Harrison’s injuries, after being originally due for release in 2022

Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury

Delay: It is a fresh blow for the movie- which sees James Mangold taking on directing duties from long-time helmer Steven Spielberg – after shooting was previously pushed back as a result of the coronavirus pandemic

Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury

A source said: ‘It is Harrison’s last outing as Indiana and everyone thought it would be plain sailing’

Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury

They added: ‘After the initial delays everyone was raring to go. But now Harrison is injured and it is worse than first thought’ 

Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury

Carrying on: Reports suggest that production for the film will continue around Harrison’s recovery with the schedule being ‘reconfigured’ when needed over the coming weeks

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

‘It was not what anyone was expecting so to have to change everything is a huge blow.

Everyone was concerned for Harrison and they are glad he is on the mend.’

Harrison is known for doing his own stunts on set and Spielberg confessed that he was an ‘idiot’ for letting the star take on risky scenes such as the boulder run in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

The legendary filmmaker said: ‘A double would have cheated his head down, so Harrison volunteered to do it himself.

Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury

Pain: The Hollywood actor was said to have ‘aggravated an old injury that’s bad enough for him to require surgery to put it right’

Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury

Regret: Steven Spielberg confessed that he was an ‘idiot’ for letting the star take on risky scenes

Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury

The legendary filmmaker said: ‘A double would have cheated his head down, so Harrison volunteered to do it himself’

Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury

He added: ‘There were five shots of the rock from five different angles – each one done twice – so Harrison had to race the rock ten times’

Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury

He said: ‘He won ten times – and beat the odds.

He was lucky – and I was an idiot for letting him try it’

Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury

Surgery: The out previously reported that Ford had ‘aggravated an old injury that’s bad enough for him to require surgery to put it right’

Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury

A source said: ‘He was filming an action scene on a train within Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire when he felt it go’

‘There were five shots of the rock from five different angles – each one done twice – so Harrison had to race the rock ten times.

‘He won ten times – and beat the odds. He was lucky – and I was an idiot for letting him try it.’ 

The out previously reported that Ford had ‘aggravated an old injury that’s bad enough for him to require surgery to put it right’.

The source told The Sun: ‘He was filming an action scene on a train within Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire when he felt it go. It’s not known yet if he will fly back to the US for surgery. It’s all up in the air and schedules are being re-written.’ 

Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury

They added: ‘It’s not known yet if he will fly back to the US for surgery. It’s all up in the air and schedules are being re-written’

Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury

Honest: Harrison previously said he wouldn’t make another Indiana Jones movie unless he was sure the production team could ‘kill it’

Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury

Surprise: Citing the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he said: ‘I don’t really want to give them what they wanna see, I want to give them something they didn’t anticipate seeing’

Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury

Original date: Indiana Jones 5 was first announced in 2016 and originally scheduled to be released in July 2019

Reports suggest that production for the film will continue around Harrison’s recovery with the schedule being ‘reconfigured’ when needed over the coming weeks, with the paper adding the incident has thrown the film’s schedule ‘into chaos’ 

A Disney source told Deadline: ‘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.’

MailOnline have contacted representatives of Harrison and Disney for comment.  

This isn’t the only time the movie star has been injured on the set of a film, as Harrison was previously crushed by the Millennium Falcon’s hydraulic door on the set of Star Wars movie The Force Awakens.   

Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury

40 years later: Harrison has played the iconic role of Indiana Jones for 40 years, having first starred in Raiders of the Lost Ark in 1981

Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury

Pain: This isn’t the only time the star has been injured on the set of a film. He was crushed by the Millennium Falcon’s hydraulic door on the set of Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2014  

The then 71-year-old was knocked to the ground and pinned down by the heavy door while filming the movie at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire in June 2014. 

A film production company owned by Disney was been fined GBP1.6million as a result of the accident. 

He could have been killed by the door on the set of the Millennium Falcon spaceship which crushed him like a ‘blunt-edged guillotine’, a court heard.

Hollywood star Ford was reprising his role as Han Solo when he was hit by the hydraulic door, which had been designed to mimic the action of a door on the original set.

It acted like a ‘blunt guillotine’, coming down ‘millimetres from his face’ at a speed of just 1.6 seconds, as the star passed underneath.

He was pinned by the pelvis to the ground as a result. 

Ford suffered a broken tibia and fibula, a dislocated ankle and a cut hand in the incident, while his sidekick Chewbacca’s safety was also endangered.

A timeline of Harrison Ford’s movie injuries 

  • 1981 – Raiders of the Lost Ark: Harrison – who performs his own stunts – bruised his ribs while being dragged along by a truck for one stunt. In another action sequence, Harrison tore his right anterior cruciate ligament.
  • 1984 – Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: The veteran actor reportedly suffered a herniated disc as a result of riding an elephant for too long during filming for the movie.
  • 1993 – The Fugitive: In the movie, Harrison’s character Richard Kimble is at one point seen limping while running. This was due to ligament damage the actor sustained during shooting scenes in the woods – with Harrison refusing to have surgery until after filming finished.
  • 2014 – Star Wars: The Force Awakens: The then 71-year-old was knocked to the ground and pinned down by the heavy door while filming the movie at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire. 
  • 2021 – Indiana Jones 5: Harrison sustained a shoulder injury in a choreographed fight scene.

In 2015, Harrison was taken to hospital with a broken arm and a nasty gash to his head after crashing a WW2 vintage plane on a Venice, California golf course.

The actor who has been a licensed pilot for nearly two decades, was not going to be able to make the runaway at Santa Monica Airport so he picked a long green at the nearby Penmar golf course to land out of the way of the congested neighbourhood.

After plunging 3,000ft and hitting a tree on the way down, Ford was rushed from the scene bleeding heavily from a head wound. 

‘At the hospital.

Dad is ok. Battered, but ok! He is every bit the man you would think he is.

He is an incredibly strong man,’ his son Ben Ford tweeted just two hours after the crash. ‘Thank you all for your thoughts and good vibes for my dad.’

Ford’s publicist Ina Treciokas said at the time that the actor had no other choice but to make an emergency landing.

In a statement, she said: ‘Harrison was flying a WW2 vintage plane today which stalled upon takeoff. He had no other choice but to make an emergency landing, which he did safely.

‘He was banged up and is in the hospital receiving medical care.’ 

In another Indiana Jones-related injury, Harrison injured his back during filming for the second film in the franchise, The Temple of Doom.

The veteran actor reportedly suffered a herniated disc as a result of riding an elephant for too long during filming for the movie.

And in the very first Indiana Jones film, Harrison – who performs his own stunts – bruised his ribs while being dragged along by a truck for one stunt.

In another action sequence, Harrison tore his right anterior cruciate ligament.  

Meanwhile, Harrison previously said he wouldn’t make another Indiana Jones movie unless he was sure the production team could ‘kill it.’ 

Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury

at work: It’s been a busy period for Harrison as in recent months he’s been spotted in the Scottish Borders and North Yorkshire while shooting scenes as the famous archaeologist

Citing the success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he said: ‘I don’t really want to give them what they wanna see, I want to give them something they didn’t anticipate seeing.

‘The Marvel movies are a spectacular example of a success that worked the other way round – they killed it. We’re not going to make another Indiana Jones unless we’re in a position to kill it.

We want it to be the best.’  

Indiana Jones 5 was first announced in 2016 and originally scheduled to be released in July 2019.

It was then pushed back a year, before being delayed for another 12 months until July 2021 after Jonathan Kasdan – whose father Lawrence Kasdan wrote 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark – was brought on board to work on the script after original screenwriter David Koepp departed the project.

This latest entry in the Indiana Jones franchise will see Harrison Ford done the famous fedora and whip for the fifth time, following Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Temple of Doom, The Last Crusade and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. 

The most recent film in the series was 2008’s Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, which earned over £790.6 million at the global box office.

Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury Harrison Ford is seen without sling for the first time since injury

Supporting roles: Both Mads Mikkelsen, 55, and Phoebe Waller-Bridge, 35, L-R have also signed on to appear in Indiana Jones 5 alongside Harrison

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