A new “anklegate” rumor has surfaced from the set of Star Wars: Episode VII. Just over a week ago, Harrison Ford suffered an injury during the production of director J.J. Abrams’ sequel. The severity of the accident was unknown at the time, but it was reported that Ford had possibly broken his ankle. Last week, we not only learned that it was actually Ford’s leg that was broken in the incident, but also that the injury will keep Ford off the set for eight weeks of filming. That’s a substantial amount of time for any production, but with Star Wars—a film in which Ford is said to have a significant leading role—that’s quite a hindrance.
Disney’s initial statement read that shooting would continue as Ford recovers, but a new report has surfaced that claims that production may now be facing a significant delay, putting the December 18, 2015 release date of Episode VII in question. More after the jump.