Star Wars: Episode VII Back On Track After Harrison Ford’s Injury

June Javelosa – Fourth Estate Cooperative Contributor

Hollywood, CA, United States (4E) – Never one to miss out on the action, Han Solo is back in the trenches after an on-set accident caused one of its lead actors, Harrison Ford, to break his leg last June. The accident was caused by a section of the Millennium Falcon falling on top of the actor, which fractured the bone on his left leg.

Initial reports pegged the actor to be sidelined for a maximum of six months, leading production of the much anticipated addition to the Star Wars franchise after it’s original production company, Lucasfilm, was acquired by Disney. As a major part of the new movie, the 72-year-old star who played Han Solo in the original trilogy, the film’s shooting schedule had to be reshuffled in order to accommodate his recuperation.

Due to the incident, principal photography for the film had to be placed on hold for two weeks. However, reports say that full cast and crew of the 7th installment in the Star Wars series returned to the UK to resume filming—including Ford, who was seen back on his fee, albeit on crutches.

Ford was also recently seen at the premiere of The Expendables 3, walking the red carpet alongside an all-star ensemble cast and accepting his ALS ice bucket challenge.

Given Ford’s speedy recovery, producers maintained that they will not be moving the release date of the film.

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