Harrison Ford’s Ankle Injury to Sideline Him from STAR WARS: EPISODE VII for 8 Weeks

     June 16, 2014


Last week, we learned that Harrison Ford had injured his ankle on a door of the Millennium Falcon during production on Star Wars: Episode VII, and appropriately, we made jokes about the screen legend who chose to reprise one of his most beloved roles.  To be fair, it wasn’t a life-threatening injury, but nonetheless, you can kind of see where he’s coming from when it comes to his moderate disdain for Star Wars fans.  Disney released a statement saying that Ford was recuperating in a hospital and that shooting would continue.

Now we know the extent of Ford’s injury and how it will specifically affect the production.  Hit the jump for more.  The film also stars Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker, Lupita Nyong’o, John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie, and Max von SydowStar Wars: Episode VII opens December 18, 2015.

star-wars-harrison-fordFirst reported by the British tabloid The Mirror and confirmed by The Hollywood Reporter, Ford will miss eight weeks of filming on the blockbuster sequel.  The actor reportedly has a major role in the movie, so this could be a bit of a headache for the production, which will have to find a way to accommodate one of its lead actors being out of commission.

Although losing one of your lead characters for two months may seem like a crushing blow, keep in mind that Robert Downey Jr. suffered a broken ankle on Iron Man 3, and was out for six weeks.  They dealt with it through body doubles and CGI magic.  The show must go on.

While this is unfortunate for Episode VII, my sympathy lies more with Ford, who is probably in some physical pain right now.  We wish him a speedy recovery, although I personally can make no promises when it comes to poking fun at the film’s production.

  • eternalozzie

    Crap … hope he heals ok … JJ, they are old and fragile … be careful with them. I am still not on board for star wars ep VII: old folks home

    • Arthur Dent

      “star wars ep VII: old folks home”

      Dude, that was hilarious and amazingly original. You are the man!


      • eternalozzie

        you just copied every comment troll’s sarcasm shtick and you’re making fun of my lack of originality? #thereisntafacepalmrelatedhashtagbigenoughtoputhere

      • Arthur Dent

        First of all, yes, because that was just terrible, bottom of the barrel stuff and you should be ashamed. Second:


        Fucking brilliant.

      • eternalozzie

        lol …. (bows to Arthur dent) .. you win my friend :)

    • Ruprect

      Shoo, troll.

  • R0yBatty

    I take it as a sign of good fortune. He broke his back on Indy 2, so there’s tradition to think of! Maybe he’s hurt himself(in someway) in all the great movies that he has been in. They’re always saying “break a leg” in Theater, so…

    • The Flobbit

      That is the first time I have heard someone call a broken ankle on a 71-year-old man a sign of good fortune.

      • MJ

        It is weird, as Fisher and Hammil seemed to look the most out of shape and oldest of the three, but yet Ford is the one who gets injured.

      • milo

        He was injured by a hydraulic door falling on him. Doesn’t seem like being in shape or not would make much of a difference in that situation.

      • SubSumeYou

        You truly have very bad eyesight or are a troll with truly very bad eyesight. Mark is shaping up really well.

    • Fifi

      And Hamill had an accident before filming Empire Strikes Back (Kasdan involved) and his new face was ‘explained’ by the wampa attack, so I hope you hit the target regarding the good fortune. Episode V is the best SW movie. So far…

  • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

    “I’m getting to old for this shit.” – Murtaugh..er..Han Solo

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  • http://tarek-to-verso.over-blog.com/ tarek

    I don’t need to see an old grumpy Han Solo.

    Mark Hamill, I can see him as an old Jedi

  • http://www.scifihistory.net/ E. Lee Zimmerman

    I’ve got a bad feeling about this.

    • sunshine

      god got stop…

      • sunshine

        lol that was good god stop. stupid phone.

      • DEADP00L

        LOL! This

  • gar216

    I like my Han Solo to be a little less of a pussy.

    • Ruprect

      How “behind-the-keyboard” tough you are.

  • Doug_101

    So, what’s currently scheduled to be released on May 25, 2016?

    Get well soon, Mr. Ford.

  • vitextreeradar

    if i didn’t know better i’d swear it was a self inflicted injury to sneak his way out of being in the movie. “i uh was just hanging out during lunch and uh checking something in the falcon and this thing just fell on me or something so you can go ahead with that cgi contingency plan.” insert shot of lucas activating like lobot.

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  • DEADP00L

    I swear I can see the man chilling right now on a couch all high from meds going ‘ Not feelin so bad now’

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  • SubSumeYou

    ‘Where did you dig up that old fossil?’

    ‘ Han, is a great man.’

    I wonder if they are going to put those lines to twist it?

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