Harrison Ford’s ‘Star Wars’ Injury Could Bench Him for Eight Weeks

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The injury Harrison Ford sustained on the set of “Star Wars: Episode VII” could bench the actor for up to eight weeks, according to reports.

Ford was injured after the hydraulic door of the Millennium Falcon reportedly fell and hit him on the “Star Wars” set at Pinewood Studios in England last Thursday, breaking his ankle. The actor was airlifted to hospital shortly thereafter. Thanks to the film’s ensemble cast, shooting is set to continue and “Episode VII” is expected to stay on schedule for its Dec. 18, 2015, release.

Ford is reprising his iconic role as Han Solo in the “Star Wars” sequel, alongside fellow original cast members Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill and franchise newcomers including Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac and Adam Driver. J.J. Abrams is directing the film.

News of Ford’s “Star Wars” break was first reported by British newspaper The Mirror.

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  1. jimbo says:

    Abrams directing? No way. His Star Trek was mediocre at best, I guess the garbage we get now is all w that’s left. Abrams sucks.

  2. Paul says:

    Action films are not for the old! I am sure he is second guessing his decision to appear in this one right now! Hey Robert Downey Jr. was hurt the same way on Iron Man 3 helping him to make the decision, aside from the contracted Avengers films, no more Iron Man. Ford has 20years on him!

  3. Steven Brooks says:

    I was under the impression that comments were moderated here? You certainly wouldn’t know it reading through this handful of childish pap.

    IN any event, hopefully, he’ll recover quickly, and the film will turn out all right in the end.

  4. peterblood71 says:

    How about you doomsayers and superstitiontards just STFU and wait until the movie comes out.

  5. WalterWhite says:

    Might just be a sign that doing this movie is a bad idea.

    • Hairy Arse says:

      This whole series has run its course through the culture. And now we know the production is cursed. I love Star Wars (the so-called prequels), but this new Abrams stuff is of little interest (he’s a TV director: gimmick boy.) I just can’t see it as being iconic. But Harrison Ford knows story and his involvement says something – but I can’t stand Star Wars. And then you go to McDicks, or BK; and they have the stupid little action figures in the Happy Meal. Gee, I wonder what they really care about. No interest whatsoever.

  6. fgdffgdg says:


  7. Ford’s Solo should be battered and beat up in this new episode. Use the injury.

  8. Phil Baker says:

    Maybe it’d be cool if Han had a limp or walked with a cane. I’m sure he’s seen plenty of action in the ensuing years.

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