Harrison Ford has been injured while filming Star Wars: Episode VII.
The Hollywood Reporter broke the news of Ford’s injury. The injury was to his ankle.
“Harrison Ford sustained an ankle injury during filming today on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII,” Disney said in a statement. “He was taken to a local hospital and is receiving care. Shooting will continue as planned while he recuperates.”
Update: The ankle injury was a break, but shooting will still continue. The injury will likely take a while to heal, so the production schedule will likely have to be shuffled.
One of THR’s sources says that Ford’s ankle was hurt by the door of the Millennium Falcon.
Last week we learned that the Millennium Falcon was being built for the new movie. Photographers were able to capture pictures of the iconic spaceship being built. This forced director J.J. Abrams to confirm the ship’s construction, but thankfully the director known for his secrecy (he’s known for his “mystery box”) did it in as sly of a way as possible.
Ford is currently filming the highly anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII with the cast that includes returning actors Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker as well as new actors John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o, and Gwendoline Christie, the latter two who were cast last week.
Details of the plot have been closely guarded, but we do know the film will take place roughly 30 years after the events of Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi. Director Abrams took over writing the script with The Empire Strikes Back screenwriter Lawrence Kasdan.