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“Star Wars: Episode VII” resumes production after injured Harrison Ford returns


Galactic Dispatch 103432: Han Solo was on an extended vacation from the Galaxy Far Far Away after breaking his leg when the door of the Millennium Falcon fell unexpectedly. Chewie had no comment, but was heard to chuckle a bit. Solo can outfly any ship, but his ship has been known to fall apart from time to time. With some help from force healers, Solo is on the mend and reportedly already back at work chasing princesses or whatever he does these days.

The unfortunately very real injury to Harrison Ford took place on set in June when the door of the spacehip fell and broke his leg. There was speculation that filming for Episode VII would have to be pushed back six months or more. But he’s recovered fairly quickly for someone aged 71 and is now back on set with the rest of the cast. Ford is reportedly using some assistance for his leg, but it sounds like that will be either out of frame of under his costume.

Harrison Ford in 2010's "Extreme Measures"

Harrison Ford in 2010’s “Extreme Measures”

Other members of the “Star Wars: Episode VII” cast includes series newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong’o and Max von Sydow. They will join the legacy stars of the saga, Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker.

There has been some speculation as to the plot on various internet sites. You can search those out, but I intend to stay mostly spoiler free here.

The film will be directed by J.J. Abrams is still planned for a release date of December 18, 2015.