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Harrison Ford Injured on the 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Set

Harrison Ford Injured on the 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Set

Harrison Fordhas been injured on the set of Star Wars. The actor injured his ankle on Thursday, and was taken to a local hospital.

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A statement from Disney reads: “Harrison Ford sustained an ankle injury during filming today on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII. He was taken to a local hospital and is receiving care. Shooting will continue as planned while he recuperates.”

A source tells THR that the actor, who reprises his role as Han Solo from the original franchise, was injured by the door of the Millennium Falcon, the spacecraft that his character pilots in the original films, and looks to be making a return in the sequel.

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Ford, along with the rest of the cast of Disney and Lucasfilm’s project, is currently shooting the hotly anticipated J.J. Abrams’ film.

Star Wars: Episode VII features newcomers  John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow who will join the original stars of the saga, Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker. 

While details of the plot have been kept tightly under wraps, the story will be set 30 years after the events in 1983’s Return of the Jedi.

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