Friday, July 31, 2015

J.J. Abrams Discusses His & Harrison Ford's Injuries On 'The Force Awakens' Set

By: Benjamin Hart

Last year Star Wars fans around the World were shocked to hear the news that Harrison Ford had been injured on the set of The Force Awakens. News spread quickly that the actor had broken his ankle when a door fell on him, which led many to believe that it was actually the Millennium Falcon's door. That speculation was never confirmed, and soon after Harrison was back on his feet and finished filming his scenes for Episode VII. Fast forward to last night, director J.J. Abrams appeared on The Daily Show with John Stewart. Even though the interview appeared to revolve around the newly released film Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, of which Abrams is a producer, Stewart immediately shifted the conversation to Star Wars. After talking a bit about early jobs, and getting fired, Stewart brought up Ford's injury and his recent plane crash. Abrams said that Harrison "is like a real-life superhero. He should have the Marvel logo above his name.” He then went on to explain what happened on set that fateful day on how resilient Ford was. Abrams discussed how, while trying to help lift the fallen door off of Harrison, he actually injured himself. You can watch the full interview below(If you're outside the U.S., click here to watch a different version):

It's good to finally get the full story directly from J.J., even though it turned out rather unfortunate for Abrams himself. Thankfully everyone appears to have healed up and we can excitedly look forward to seeing how all their hard work(and pain) paid off this December 18th!


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