Veteran actor Harrison Ford suffered a broken leg last Wednesday while filming Star Wars: Episode VII, rather than an ankle injury, as was initially reported on June 12 by a spokesperson for the Lucasfilm production company, and the injury was caused by the Millennium Falcon. On Thursday, Ina Treciokas, a publicist for Ford, 71, said in a statement that the actor had surgery successfully performed on his broken left leg and added that “he will begin rehab shortly.”
Harrison Ford will be back in the role he made famous, as Han Solo. Ford, who also played Indiana Jones in the Indiana Jones franchise, was given the role in 1977. Ironically, the actor was injured when the hydraulic door of the spacecraft he is famous for having piloted, the Millennium Falcon, fell and hit his leg, according to a source who spoke to The Hollywood Reporter.
Star Wars: Episode VII was being filmed at Pinewood Studios in England when Harrison Ford got his left leg broken. He was airlifted to John Radcliffe Hospital located near to Pinewood Studios in Oxford.
Harrison Ford might possibly be in rehab and enable to take part in making the movie for six to eight weeks, and when he returns to the set, he might be just filmed from the waist up for filming to stay on schedule. However, there have been no plans announced for changing the scheduled date of the movie’s release, which is December 18, 2015, according to a source who spoke to the Daily Mirror.
According to a spokesman from the Thames Valley Police, they were called to Pinewood Studios after having received a report about “a 71-year-old man being injured by a garage door.” When the police arrived, they were undoubtedly surprised to find out who the 71-year-old man was, and that it was not a garage door that fell on his leg, but was the hydraulic door of one of the most iconic movie spaceships of all time, the Millennium Falcon.
Other famous actors and actresses who are joining Harrison Ford in reprising their roles from the original Star Wars trilogy are Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia Organa). Other actors and actresses in the cast reportedly include Lupita Nyong’o, Gwendoline Christie, Max von Sydow, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, and John Boyega.
Earlier reports that mentioned that Harrison Ford hds his ankle injured while filming Star Wars: Episode VII were inaccurate, as revealed by a publicist for Harrison Ford, Ina Treciokas. She also announced on Thursday that Ford has had surgery performed to repair his broken left leg. The injury was caused by a hydraulic door of the Millennium Falcon falling upon his leg.
Fortunately, the injuries Harrison Ford sustained were not even more serious, and fans who are eagerly anticipating seeing Star Wars: Episode VII should be reassured both that Ford will still be in the movie as Han Solo, though many of his scenes might be shot just from his waist up, and that the scheduled release date for the movie has not been changed from December 18, 2015, just in time for the holiday season. With many of the original actors back in the roles that made them famous, Star Wars: Episode VII might be the biggest blockbuster of the franchise yet.
Written by: Douglas Cobb