Harrison Ford Injured on Set of 'Star Wars: Episode VII'
By David Weiner
Oh no! Harrison Ford was injured on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII. Read on for details...
The 71-year-old actor injured his ankle on Thursday, and was taken to a nearby hospital. No other details of the circumstances surrounding the injury have been revealed at this time, although there is predictably lots of wild speculation on the Internet. Maybe Greedo shot first after all? A source reportedly tells The Hollywood Reporter that the star was injured by the door of the Millennium Falcon, the spaceship piloted by his character, Han Solo. Ouch.
A statement from Disney to ET confirmed the news: "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."
In addition to Ford, Star Wars originals Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker are back for the sequel, alongside saga newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson and Max von Sydow.
Star Wars: Episode VII is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams, produced by Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams, and Bryan Burk, with composer John Williams also returning.
The still untitled movie is scheduled to hit theaters Dec. 18, 2015.