'Star Wars: Episode VII' Resumes Production After Harrison Ford's Injury
By Rebecca Ford
Filming began again earlier this week at Pinewood Studios in the U.K., a source confirms to THR.
Ford injured himself on the set of Lucasfilm and Disney’s project in June. According to sources, he broke his leg in an incident involving the Millennium Falcon, the spacecraft that his character pilots in the original films. Ford later underwent surgery and production went on a two-week hiatus earlier in August to wait out his recovery.
Ford, 71, along with the rest of the cast of Disney and Lucasfilm’s highly-anticipated project, is shooting under the direction of filmmaker J.J. Abrams in England.
Star Wars: Episode VII features newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong’o 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.
Disney and Lucasfilm say Ford’s injury and the shooting hiatus will not affect the film’s release date, which is set for Dec. 18, 2015.
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