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Harrison Ford's Injury Heals, He's Back on 'Star Wars' Set

By    |   Friday, 29 Aug 2014 09:37 AM

Harrison Ford is back on the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII" after a leg injury sidelined him, slowing production of the much anticipated updated of the iconic space adventure franchise headed by J.J. Abrams.

Ford, 71, who played Hans Solo in the original three "Star Wars" movies, broke his leg while filming the latest edition of the franchise in May and needed surgery, reported Variety. The movie went on filming around him until July when Disney released a statement saying it was pausing production "while adjustments to the current production schedule are made."

Ford looked well and fit when he took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, without crutches, as posted on YouTube on Aug. 21. The video had received more than 148,000 video since its posting.



Ford can also be currently seen in movie theaters playing opposite Sylvester Stallone, Mel Gibson and Arnold Schwarzenegger in action-packed movie "The Expendables 3."

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"Despite dire predictions that Ford's injury would sidetrack him (and the movie) for as much as six months, the athletic actor proved to be far more resilient and was spotted back on his feet (sporting a hands-free leg crutch) just a few weeks after the accident, in which part of the set of the Millennium Falcon fell and struck him, fracturing the bone in his left leg," wrote Entertainment Weekly's Anthony Brezinican.

"Even more recently, he walked the red carpet for 'The Expendables 3,' waving and smiling at photographers while strolling by with a barely perceptible limp," wrote Brezinican.

The new "Star Wars" movie will be directed by Abrams and features original stars like Ford, Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia and Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker. It will also present new actors to the franchise, such as John Boyega, Adam Drive, Daisy Ridley, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o and Max von Sydow.

Variety said despite Ford's injury, "Star Wars: Episode VII" is still expected to keep its original date to hit theaters for Dec. 18, 2015.

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Harrison Ford is back on the set of "Star Wars: Episode VII" after a leg injury sidelined him, slowing production of the much anticipated updated of the iconic space adventure franchise headed by J.J. Abrams.
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