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Harrison Ford to Miss Eight Weeks of 'Star Wars' Filming

3:36 PM 6/16/2014 by Jeff Giles
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While the rest of us are doing backflips over J.J. Abrams' decision to heavily incorporate real sets rather than relying totally on CGI for Star Wars: Episode VII, Harrison Ford is laid up in a hospital bed, reportedly because the Millennium Falcon has a really heavy door.

Harrison Ford Out Of STAR WARS EPISODE VII Filming For 8 Weeks! Star Wars Episode VII's Harrison Ford (returning to reprise his role as Han Solo) was rushed to hospital last Thursday after an ankle injury on the set of the Millennium Falcon. Now, THR have learned that the actor will be out for up to eight weeks due to the injury! The site's source is close to production and revealed that despite the hiatus in filming, the studio still aim to stick with it's December 18th 2015 release date.

Harrison Ford Injured on the Set of 'Star Wars: Episode 7′? Our Interview With Chewbacca On Wednesday, it was reported that while on the set of ‘Star Wars: Episode 7', a door to the Millennium Falcon fell on Harrison Ford’s ankle. Ford is reportedly fine and is recovering in a London hospital. To give us an update on this situation and others involving ‘Episode VII,’ we spoke to Chewbacca. Continue reading…

Harrison Ford Busts an Ankle on the 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Set

2:20 PM 6/12/2014 by Jeff Giles
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He may or may not have shot first, but Han was certainly injured first -- or at least his real-life counterpart, Harrison Ford, was when he reportedly hurt his ankle on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII this week, necessitating a trip to the local hospital.

‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Rumor: Simon Pegg to Make an Appearance Between 1999 and 2001, geek paragon Simon Pegg made his bones with Spaced, a series founded on a philosophy of “by the geeks, for the geeks.” Based out of a comic book shop, the show revolved around geek culture and interests, focusing on the lives of the shop’s employs – notably Tim, Pegg’s character, as passionate an enthusiast for comics, video games, and science fiction as anybody.

“Maleficent” made just about $70 million for Disney in the U.S. alone last weekend, more or less guaranteeing that it will become a valuable franchise for the company, with all the merchandising and extra programming that such a property entails. Also read: Angelina Jolie's ‘Maleficent’ Crushes Seth MacFarlane's Cowboy Comedy at Box Office Hopefully, that includes a full feature film — and doll line!

Josh Trank to Direct Second Star Wars Spin-Off Josh Trank is directing the second Star Wars spin-off feature, Disney has revealed Wednesday. He will, presumably, direct the one that's coming out in 2018. "The magic of the Star Wars Universe defined my entire childhood," Trank says in a statement. "The opportunity to expand on that experience for future generations is the most incredible dream of all time." read more

More ‘Star Wars Episode VII’ Set Photos Reveal Two Iconic Ships It figures it would come to this. TMZ is now the leading Star Wars spy in the world. One day after releasing some very interesting photos from the Abu Dhabi set, the gossip website has come upon twenty new photos taken inside J.J. Abrams‘ secret soundstages. Inside those buildings a few massive sets are under construction, including what’s unmistakably the Millennium Falcon and an X-Wing Fighter.

‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Cast Adds Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie Shortly after a large chunk of the cast for Star Wars: Episode VII was officially unveiled, the news emerged that the casting process for director J.J. Abrams was far from over. Rumors have persisted since then that at least two more female cast members had yet to be revealed – and today, they have been! One of said new confirmed additions to the Episode VII cast is this year’s Supporting Actress Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o (12 Years a Slave), who was also reported to have met with Abrams earlier this year.

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