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Star Wars Episode 7 News: Harrison Ford's Ankle Injury Could Stop Him from Shooting for 8 Weeks

Star Wars Episode 7 News: Harrison Ford's Ankle Injury Could Stop Him from Shooting for 8 Weeks

U.S. actor Harrison Ford poses for photographs as he arrives for the British premiere of ''Cowboys and Aliens'' at the O2 Arena in London August 11, 2011. | (Photo: Reuters/Toby Melville)

Harrison Ford might not return to the set of Star Wars episode 7 for eight weeks after sustaining an ankle injury last week.

The Hollywood reporter and The Mirror confirmed his injury and claim that the film's shooting will stay on schedule with Ford's scenes pushed to the back and replaced by ones that don't include him. This will be done in order to meet the film's Dec. 18, 2015 release date.

Hans Solo himself sustained a "bad ankle injury" while filming last Wednesday. He was hospitalized in London afterwards, according to a report from Variety.

The incident happened at Pinewood studios "when a hydraulic door reportedly fell down and hit him, possibly fracturing his ankle," Variety reported.

"Star Wars: Episode 7" creators recently tweeted out a picture that hints at the Millennium Falcon being a part of the film.

What could be a part of the legendary ship sits in back of the movie's director J.J. Abrams, Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and a shiny R2-D2. Behind them is a heavily scaffolded structure that looks like an incomplete section of the ship's cockpit.

"With #StarWars director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathy Kennedy, talking to a key cast member," read the tweet that was sent out from U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne. He was allowed to tour Pinewood Studios, which is located just outside of London.

Fans have weighed in on the pic and pointed out that the Falcon's cockpit window looks like a tie fighter. This could point to a plot involving the Empire.

However, Star Wars Episode 7 will not feature any appearances from the beloved Darth Vader.

James Earl Jones, the voice behind the character recently discussed the movie franchise in an interview with Variety where he was asked if he was going to play a role in the upcoming sequel.

"Oh no," said Jones. "I've got no illusions that I will or even hankerings to be in them, but I'm very proud to have been part of the original."


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