While Disney may have tried to remove any existence of the Disney+ Original series, “Willow” from the streaming platform, unfortunately, for British actor Ralph Ineson, who played a knight in the series, there has been some long-standing injury that stemmed from an accident on the set at Dragon Studios in Bridgend, South Wales in July 2021.
The series was a continuation of the classic 1980s film of the same name, which told the story of an aspiring magician from a Nelwyn village and an infant girl destined to unite the realms, who together helped destroy an evil queen and banish the forces of darkness. And in the sequel series, set in a magical world where brownies, sorcerers, trolls, and other mystical creatures flourish, the adventure continues, as an unlikely group of heroes set off on a dangerous quest to places far beyond their home, where they must face their inner demons and come together to save their world.
The actor, who has previously starred in “Game Of Thrones”, “Harry Potter” and “The Office”, has filed a suit with London’s High Court for damages of up to £150,000, since he has claimed his ability to play any parts that “involve fighting” or “horse riding” have been permanently impaired due to a shoulder injury he obtained while filming the Disney+ series.
He is reporting that while he was doing a night shoot while filming an episode called “The Gales”, he was dressed in his armour and was playing a scene involving fighting a nine-foot orge called “The Scourge”, when he “fell awkwardly”, which resulted in him dislocating his shoulder after catching his foot on a flight of steps and suffered injuries which have stopped him taking on “physical” roles.
According to The Sun, his barrister David White claims fake foam gravel was not raked properly because of filming deadline pressure and obscured steps, which caused the actor to fall. He added, “The claimant caught his right foot on the step, fell and landed awkwardly on his right arm. The claimant felt the immediate onset of pain, however,
“He did not want to ruin the shot, so he stoically kept quiet and waited until the end of the shot, another 20 seconds or so, before speaking up and saying he had suffered injury.”
No details on Disney’s defence against the claim have been made available.
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