Harrison Ford May Be Out Eight Weeks, But ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ Will Stay on Schedule

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bill-swift - June 17, 2014

When word spread that Harrison Ford had broken his ankle on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII last week, my initial thought was, "gosh, I hope they don't have to put him down!"

However, once I remembered that Harrison Ford is not a race horse, my second thought was, "hmm, could this possibly affect the release date of the film?"

Well, according to an inside source who spoke to the Mirror, the injury is pretty severe and will keep Ford the Star Wars disabled list for eight long weeks. However, his absence shouldn't derail the entire production.

Says the source:

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.

So that's good news. Let's just hope they fix the malfunctioning Millennium Falcon door that caused Ford's injury before they resume filming. We can't afford to lose Peter Mayhew, too.


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