It may be a little while before Han Solo is back in the pilot seat of the Millennium Falcon again.
While it was initially reported that Harrison Ford broke his ankle while filming the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, BBC has confirmed with Ford’s publicist that the 71-year-old actor broke his left leg when a door fell on him inside the Millennium Falcon set at the famous Pinewood Studios in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire. The incident occurred June 12, and Ford was airlifted to John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford.
“His surgery was successful and he will begin rehab shortly,” the publicist told BBC. “He’s doing well and looks forward to returning to work.”
Ford’s injury isn’t expected to affect the release date for the film, though reports suggest that he’ll miss up to eight weeks of production while recovering from the injury.
Shooting continues on the highly anticipated film, which has been the subject of numerous leaked photos from shooting locations in Pinewood Studios and Abu Dhabi. Prior to Ford’s injury, director J.J. Abrams confirmed the presence of the Millennium Falcon in the film after leaked images from the set unofficially hinted at the famous spaceship’s return.
Star Wars: Episode VII is scheduled to hit theaters December 18, 2015.
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