This is not what we wanted to hear. What was initially suppose to be six to eight weeks of recovery, may in fact be six months for Harrison Ford. The 71 year old Han Solo actor injured his leg on the set of Star Wars Episode VII two weeks ago, and a new report from Hollywood.com states that Ford may take up to six months to recover.
According to Hollywood.com,
"It has now emerged that he will not be able to return to film Star Wars: Episode VII for six months as he needs rehab treatment for his left limb, which was fixed with a number of metal plates during surgery this week (beg16Jun14).
A source tells Britain's The Sun newspaper, "Shooting is continuing, but Harrison won't be back for months... the film company is looking into extending filming well into the second half of this year to allow Ford time to get back on his feet."
Ford is still receiving treatment at a hospital in England but will fly back to Los Angeles with his actress wife Calista Flockhart to work with a physiotherapist, according to editors at the publication."
This is certainly not the news we were hoping for. A six to eight week break for Ford likely wouldn't cause the production to much trouble, but six months could cause another delay in the release date for Episode VII. On the bight side that could mean the tradition of releasing Star Wars films in May could continue, and we may wind up with two Star Wars films in 2016. I, however, would rather see them complete this film on time and release it on December 18th, 2015 (as long as Harrison is able to recover in time and the production doesn't have to be rusher).
As always this is just a rumor until confirmed or denied by Lucasfilm or Disney.
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