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Star Wars: Episode VII Photos Show What Han Solo Could Look Like

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Star Wars Episode VIIAt this point, we don’t know much about J.J. Abrams’ upcoming >Star Wars: Episode VII, and odds are we won’t get much concrete detail until the movie actually opens on December 18, 2015. One thing we all suspect, however, is that Harrison Ford’s Han Solo, that loveable rogue, that scruffy looking Nerf Herder, will play a major role. And now, thanks to some concept art that has leaked onto the internet, we have a better idea of what he might look like.

Yesterday we got our first look at a possible stormtrooper redesign, and these come from the same source. There are a couple different looks in these pictures that, at least on the surface, tell us a little about what we could encounter in Episode VII. If this first image is any indication, we’re going to go somewhere cold, like Hoth cold. You’ll need a sturdy, fur-lined coat in a place like that.

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Star Wars: Episode VII Will Get Production Moving Again Later This Month

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SoloGetting details out of the set of Star Wars: Episode VII is a little bit like pulling teeth from the mouth of an angry tiger. One concrete fact we did learn is that the production hit a snag when returning franchise star Harrison Ford broke his leg on set back in June. Director J.J. Abrams and the rest of the Disney/Lucasfilm family did what they could to shoot around Ford’s injury. They even spent three days filming on the picturesque island Skellig Michael off the coast of Ireland. But they could only do so much, and have been on a hiatus for a couple of weeks. That, however, is about to come to an end as reports circulate that production will heat up again later this month.

It doesn’t come as a huge surprise that Ford and company are getting back to work. We recently saw photographic evidence of the 72-year-old actor walking around with only a small bandage on his leg, so we suspected things were going to get going again before long. He was also sighted at the premiere of The Expendables 3 earlier this week, and sources told The Hollywood Reporter that the cameras will start rolling again soon.

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Harrison Ford Is Back Up And At ‘Em After Star Wars Set Injury

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han solo star warsHarrison Ford has been everywhere from outer space to doom-laden temples to the future—at least in his films—and rarely has he had to take a step back from filming to allow himself to heal. But turning 72 obviously takes its toll on the body, and he’s been taking an acting sidebar to heal from the injury he suffered on the set of J.J. Abrams’ fanboy extravaganza Star Wars: Episode VII. Thankfully, though, the Oscar-nominated actor is apparently back to walking around like a crutch-less badass again.

According to New York Daily News, Ford was photographed walking around without either a cast on his leg or the hands-free crutch that he’d been using to get around in recent weeks. He wasn’t taking part in a massive kickboxing competition or anything, he was just exiting his personal helicopter, for which he’s a licensed pilot. The only way you could tell that he’s even injured is a small white bandage on his foot. That, and all the Internet coverage on the injury.

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UPDATED: Star Wars: Episode VII Could Face Delays Because Of Harrison Ford’s Broken Leg

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Han SoloUPDATED: TheForce.Net reached out to a spokesperson from Lucasfilm. They would not comment on delays in production, but did say “There is no change in the release date.”

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Harrison Ford’s Episode VII Injury May Require Surgery

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SoloThe storyline of J.J. Abrams’ Star Wars: Episode VII may be top secret, but its first casualty has already been revealed: as previously reported, actor Harrison Ford hurt his ankle last week while filming. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the 71-year-old Ford’s injury involved one of the doors on the Millennium Falcon. At the time it was reported, Ford had been taken to the hospital to get checked out, and the official statement added that “Shooting [on Episode VII will continue as planned while he recuperates.” Well, it turns out that ankle injury is a bit more serious than initially thought, and now we’re left wondering how that could affect Episode VII’s shooting schedule.

Access Hollywood spoke to Harrison’s son, Ben Ford, who revealed that Harrison may require surgery on the ankle, possibly involving the installation of a metal plate and screws. That sounds like the sort of thing that’s going to involve some bed rest before Ford is up to full speed again. The Mirror claims, via an unnamed source, that Ford could be down for the count for six to eight weeks. It’s the Mirror, so taking that with a grain of salt would probably be wise, but it doesn’t sound inconsistent with the other information. Ben Ford has speculated that his father would still be able to continue filming, but that they just might have to limit him to waist-up shots until the ankle is all healed up. Screw that noise, this is science fiction: somebody get that man a Professor X hoverchair! Or at least a bacta tank.

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Harrison Ford Officially Offered Rick Deckard Role In Blade Runner 2

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blade runnerIf you thought Star Wars: Episode VII‘s Han Solo was the only iconic character Harrison Ford would be reprising soon, you might be in for a big, aged surprise. In direct opposition to everyone saying that the esteemed actor (repli)can’t return to the Blade Runner universe as the formidable Rick Deckard, Alcon Entertainment has officially put out a public offer to Ford, saying the job is his if he’s up for it. This is truly how most jobs should get filled these days.

(Hey, Bill Nye. Want to work with Giant Freakin’ Robot?)

It would be one thing if Alcon were just testing the waters to see if Ford was interested before they went into creating Blade Runner 2, but the casting process is pretty much all that’s left for them to do before going into pre-production mode. In 2011, the studio acquired the film, TV, and ancillary rights to Ridley Scott’s classic 1982 thriller and immediately started working on a sensible follow-up with a goal of staying true to its predecessor. They signed up Blade Runner screenwriter Hampton Fancher, and eventually paired him (for some ungodly reason) with Green Lantern screenwriter Michael Green. Scott actually attached himself to direct almost as soon as the project got started. All they need now is a recognizable face or two.

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