The injury Harrison Ford sustained seems more serious than initially thought according to recent reports. The 71-year-old “Star Wars” veteran will remain in hospital care after he was airlifted from the Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford after a hydraulic door to the Millennium Falcon reportedly malfunctioned and injured the actor. Ford sustained an ankle injury on Thursday June 12, but shooting will continue in his absence. Ford will miss up to eight weeks of filming on “Star Wars: Episode 7” according to a source close to Hollywoodreporter.com.
The Mirror also chimed in with one of their trusted sources saying:
“The initial day or two after the accident it was hard to move things around but now we have had more time we can juggle things, bring some scenes forward and push others back. There are lots of other actors in the movie so it is not a disaster. We are still confident the film can stay on schedule.”
“At the moment it looks like Harrison is going to be off set for 6-8 weeks but the main priority is making sure he is OK.”
Sources also confirm that “Star Wars: Episode 7” is still on route to be released on December 18, 2015 despite the incident. Filming is currently taking place in London and Abu Dhabi. Star Wars fans can expect “Episode 7″ to be set 30 years after 1983’s “Return of the Jedi”. Two sequels are set with the first one to follow in 2017, and the second in 2019.
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