Harrison Ford was airlifted yesterday, June 12 and taken to a local hospital after sustaining an injury on his ankle. “Star Wars Episode: 7” is currently shooting in England and Abu Dhabi; the incident took place at Pinewood Studios outside of London.
A statement from Disney read:
“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.”
Director J.J. Abrams recently teased fans via Twitter after a few photos leaked online claiming to show the presence of the beloved Millennium Falcon on the set.
The helmer said on a note:
“I wish people would stop leaking photos from Episode VII. And making ridiculous claims that the Millennium Falcon is in the movie.”
The 71-year-old actor was reportedly injured by the door to the Millennium Falcon, the ship Ford’s Han Solo piloted in the first “Star Wars” trilogy. The hydraulic door of the model ship fell down, possibly fracturing his ankle.
Star Wars fans can expect “Episode 7″ to be set 30 years after 1983’s “Return of the Jedi”. The seventh installment will be released on December 18, 2015. Two sequels are set with the first one to follow in 2017, and the second in 2019.
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