Shia Gets Injured On ‘Indy 4,’ Gears Up For ‘Transformers 2’

One’s a 65-year-old actor masquerading as the biggest action star on the planet, the other’s a 21-year-old at the peak of his physical prowess. So guess which one got injured on the set of “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull”?

You get two chances, and your first one doesn’t count.

“I pulled a rotator cuff in my hip,” Shia LaBeouf said, gesturing to his waist. “It’s the only time in my career I’ve ever been injured. What happened was, because the injury got worse and worse as the movie went on, I pulled my groin also. [The groin] is not a good thing to have anything happen to.”

But injuries are temporary, and film is forever. And this particular scene, the one where he pulled his hip, just happens to be his favorite scene in the movie — one where he gets to finally step into the light as the heir to Indiana Jones.

And we can’t tell you a darn thing about it … yet. Though we will say (because Shia admitted to it on the red carpet), that it has to do with a sword fight. Look for more news about that scene — and the first full interview with Shia about “Indy 4″ — on MTV News in the coming weeks.

Before then, though, there’s the matter of another little sequel that Shia wants to put on our radar. “We’re gearing up for ‘Transformers’ in June,” he announced.

As for what he’d like to see out of his robot pals, Shia has just one request “It’s got to be more badass,” he exclaimed. “It has to be.”