As Movie Fanatic reported last week, Harrison Ford broke his ankle on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII after losing a battle with a door on the Millennium Falcon. Today, we’re learning that the injury is much more severe than initially thought. For one, it will require surgery. And that means that Ford will miss about eight weeks of production.
Ford had fun with the injury and posted the following photo!
Producers have said that the injury will not affect the filming schedule and, more importantly, will have no influence over the release date of Star Wars: Episode VII on December 18, 2015.
But, what this did do was confirm the fact that the Millennium Falcon is in the movie!
All this excitement about Ford and original cast members Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher joining the Star Wars: Episode VII cast was dampened with the news of this injury. But, the bottom line is that as long as Ford’s return to Han Solo isn’t minimized or that release date isn't altered, then everything is OK.
We just wish Ford a successful and speedy recovery. Those broken bones are no fun!