Friday, June 13, 2014

Harrison Ford Injured on the 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Set


From the hollywoodreporter, Harrison Ford has been injured on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII. The actor hurt his ankle on Thursday and was transported to a local hospital.
A source close to the production tells The Hollywood Reporter Ford broke his ankle.
"Harrison Ford sustained an ankle injury during filming today on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII.He was taken to a local hospital and is receiving care. Shooting will continue as planned while he recuperates," studio Disney said a statement to THR.
A source tells THR that the actor, who reprises his role as Han Solo from the original franchise, was injured by the door of the Millennium Falcon, the spacecraft that his character pilots in the original films. The spaceship looks to be making a return in the sequel.
Ford, 71, along with the rest of the cast of Disney and Lucasfilm's highly-anticipated project, is shooting under the direction of filmmaker J.J. Abrams in England.
Star Wars: Episode VII features newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall GleesonLupita Nyong'o and Max von Sydow, who will join the original stars of the saga, Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark HamillAnthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker
While details of the plot have been kept tightly under wraps, the story will be set 30 years after the events in 1983's Return of the Jedi.
Kim Masters contributed to this report.

4 comments:

Octopunk said...

Well, I hope he's okay, but I honestly can't think of a more apt illustration of the time elapsed. There are something like five "running to the Falcon" scenes in the original trilogy and poor Han Solo can't pull it off anymore...

JPX said...

I don't think it was his fault - it said that a hydraulic lift failed and fell on him.

Octopunk said...

What a piece of junk!

JPX said...

Ha!