Actor Cary Elwes, best known for his work in “The Princess Bride” was recently airlifted to a hospital after experiencing a rattlesnake bite.
According to TMZ, the actor was bitten by a rattlesnake while working outside at his home in Malibu. He was airlifted to Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on Saturday.
Cary Elwes’ Rattlesnake Bite Was Reportedly Life-Threatening
Sources told the outlet that it was apparently a life-threatening injury and was treated immediately. Fortunately, Cary got the help that he needed in time and is going to make a full recovery.
Bit not by a ROUS but a rattlesnake. Grateful to the staff of Malibu Urgent Care, LA County Fire Dept. and the staff and medical professionals at @UCLAHealth for their great care. Am recovering well thanks to all these wonderful folks. 🙏 pic.twitter.com/0vHuFvKMTj
— Cary Elwes (@Cary_Elwes) April 25, 2022
On Monday afternoon, he took to Twitter to show off a photo of his finger. He tweeted, “Bit not by a ROUS but a rattlesnake. Grateful to the staff of Malibu Urgent Care, LA County Fire Dept. and the staff and medical professionals at @UCLAHealth for their great care. Am recovering well thanks to all these wonderful folks. 🙏”
ROUS stands for “Rodent Of Unusual Size,” which was one of the many jokes in “The Princess Bride.” Some fans jokingly asked if the rattlesnake was of unusual size as well but Cary has yet to respond.
Cary actually experienced two serious injuries while filming scenes in the iconic film. In one incident, he was accidentally knocked out cold during what was supposed to be a fake knock-out scene and required stitches afterward. In another incident, he accidentally broke his toe. This resulted in him hobbling around the set for much of the film’s shoot.
Many fans are glad to hear that Cary is all right, especially since he’s been cast in a pretty major role in Zack Snyder’s upcoming “Rebel Moon” film.
Cary Elwes Has Major Role In Upcoming ‘Rebel Moon’
— Zack Snyder (@ZackSnyder) April 19, 2022
Over a decade ago, Snyder pitched the idea for a “Star Wars” film for mature audiences to creator George Lucas. However, Lucas sold Lucasfilm to Disney in 2012, which seemed to put an end to Snyder’s “Star Wars” film.
Snyder, however, repurposed the idea for the film and developed it into a two-part movie series he calls “Rebel Moon,” which maintains a nod to its original origins. The film officially began production on Tuesday, April 19, as Snyder marked the date on Twitter.
According to Deadline, “Atomic Blonde” star Sofia Boutella is playing the leader of a peaceful colony that is located on the edge of the galaxy. When a tyrannical army called the Regent Balisarius (not the Galactic Empire) threatens their existence, they’re forced to take a stand against their oppressors.
They send a young woman to find warriors (not Jedi) on neighboring planets to help them defend their home. Although there are still subtle nods to its “Star Wars” origins woven throughout the plot, fans can’t wait to see what original elements the “Dawn of the Dead” director has in store for fans.
Cary Elwes, who has since gone on to star in Netflix’s “Stranger Things” and “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” has become attached to the project. He will be joined by Corey Stoll, who starred in “The Strain” series and made an appearance in 2012’s Oscar-nominated “West Side Story.”
“Game of Thrones” actor Michiel Huisman and “Sense8” actor Alfonso Herrera are also recent additions to the cast, which stars Sofia Boutella as the leading character. The ensemble cast also includes “Justice League” actor Ray Fisher, “Sons of Anarchy” actor Charlie Hunnam, Djimon Hounsou, Doona Bae, Rupert Friend, and Stuart Martin.
Although details for the other actors have yet to be revealed, it’s been announced that Cary Elwes will play the “king” of Snyder’s new Empire.
The first part of “Rebel Moon” is expected to be released on Netflix sometime in 2023. There is no word on when part 2 will be released.