It might be a while before Han Solo is back in fighting shape.
Actor Harrison Ford was injured during filming on the set of “Star Wars: Episode VII” on Thursday, and now, a new detail has emerged: The Hollywood Reporter states that Ford broke his ankle during the injury.
Disney representatives confirmed that Ford “sustained an ankle injury during filming today [June 12] on the set,” and that he “was taken to a local hospital and is receiving care. Shooting will continue as planned while he recuperates.”
The THR story is the first to report that Ford’s injury resulted in a broken ankle; if that’s true, who knows how long it’ll be until the 71-year-old actor is back in fighting shape, or if the “Episode VII” script will need to be retooled to circumnavigate the injury. It’s been said that Ford’s role as Han Solo is “gigantic” in the upcoming film.
As for how Ford hurt his ankle, reports suggest that it was during a shoot on the Millennium Falcon set. She’s the fastest hunk of junk in the galaxy, and apparently the most accident-prone hunk of junk to boot.
“Star Wars: Episode VII” hits theaters on December 16, 2015.