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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 Injured On The Set Of Star Wars: Episode VII

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Han SoloIt’s really difficult not to run a sensationalist headline that reads something like, “OMG, J.J. Abrams Tries To Rip Han Solo’s Foot Off On The Set Of Star Wars: Episode VII!!!” That sounds like a great deal of fun, but my more responsible side won out in this instance. The situation doesn’t appear to be all that serious, but Harrison Ford did in fact sprain his ankle while filming, and was taken to the hospital to get checked out and heal as necessary.

Disney released this brief statement, which says exactly what we just told you, but hey, it’s official:

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.

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Star Wars: Lawrence Kasdan May Write A Boba Fett Movie And Other News

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Star Wars Episode VIIA bunch of bite sized Star Wars news nuggets have dropped today. Taken on their own, none of them are the most Earth-shattering things you’ve ever heard—though one is rather significant—but the impact does cut a wide swath across that galaxy far, far away.

First up is a photo from the set of the much talked about Star Wars: Episode VII. Tweeted by George Osborne, the British Chancellor of the Exchequer & MP for Tatton—and no, I don’t have any idea what that means, either—it shows him, director J.J. Abrams, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy, and a little dude you might recognize, we like to call him R2-D2. This isn’t the first time that the sassy droid has shown up posing with key behind the scenes players.

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Star Wars: Episode VII May Focus On John Boyega And Have A Female Villain

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BoyegaNow that J.J. AbramsStar Wars: Episode VII has an official cast and is actually filming in the deserts around Abu Dhabi, speculation and wonder has turned from who the hell will be in this movie to who the hell will be the main character and what will the story be? The latest rumor says the main focus of the new adventure in that far, far away galaxy, will be Attack the Block star John Boyega.

The Boyega tidbit is included in report over at Latino-Review, and though it obviously isn’t official, the news is solid enough from their sources that they’re down to put it out there in the world. Little more than one bullet point on a list, the report states that Boyega’s still unnamed character “isn’t a Jedi or a Padawan at the beginning of the movie.” Notice it says at the beginning of the movie, implying that status could change over time. They continue to say, “he’s the one that has the story arc that brings him into Star Wars’ greater universe. It has echoes of Luke’s arc in A New Hope.”

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J.J. Abrams Downplays Millennium Falcon Rumors (While Inside Millennium Falcon)

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Director J.J. Abrams’ penchant for secrecy is well established at this point. And honestly, I admire him for trying to keep some of his secrets secret until they hit the screen. Sometimes it gets a little silly, however, as seen during the months-long, ridiculous campaign of denial about the whole Benedict Cumberbatch/Khan thing — it was a secret that didn’t really add anything for new Trek fans who weren’t as familiar with the character’s history, and for those who were, it was obvious what was coming long before Star Trek Into Darkness hit theaters. Well, perhaps Abrams learned a few things from that experience, because he just gave the perfect response to the glut of set pictures leaking from Star Wars: Episode VII. Check out the tweet from Abrams’ Bad Robot up top.

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Chronicle Director Josh Trank Will Helm A Standalone Star Wars Movie

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Josh TrankStar Wars fans are about to get a more constant stream of content than we ever thought possible. This fall we will see Star Wars: Rebels, the first post-Disney release from George Lucas’ space opera franchise. Of course, next year we’ll see J.J. AbramsEpisode VII, which will continue the main narrative thrust of the franchise. Episodes VIII and IX will theoretically show up every other year, in 2017 and again in 2019. In the even years, 2016 and 2018 and 2020, we also know that there will be stand alone spinoff films, and the second of those officially has a new director, Josh Trank.

Trank directed 2012’s found footage superhero movie Chronicle—often referred to as a comic book movie without an accompanying comic book—and is currently filming a much-debated Fantastic Four reboot for 20th Century Fox. This should give 29-year old director plenty of time to wrap up his other commitments before venturing to that galaxy far, far away.