First the good news: Harrison Ford will be back on the set of “Star Wars: Episode VII” in two months. Now the bad news: it will take at least that long for the 71-year-old actor to bounce back from a broken ankle sustained on the set of the film last week.
An unnamed source told the Hollywood Reporter that Ford will be laid up for several months after he was injured by the door of the Millennium Falcon while reprising his role as Han Solo in the film that is still expected to hit its December 18, 2015 release date.
Shooting will continue during Ford’s hospitalization. The J.J. Abrams-directed sequel takes place 30 years after the action in 1983’s “Return of the Jedi.” It will feature fellow O.G. cast members Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker along with new stars Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong’o, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson and Max von Sydow.