Who Would Win in a Fight with the Millennium Falcon? Not Harrison Ford

Who Would Win in a Fight with the Millennium Falcon? Not Harrison Ford

Star Wars: Han Solo & Chewbacca

Harrison Ford injured on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII.

Forget The Phantom Menace, the real menace on the set of the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII is apparently the Millennium Falcon. Star Wars luminary Harrison Ford was injured on set today, landing in the hospital with a broken ankle. The cause? Reportedly, the door of the Millennium Falcon.

As I'm fairly certain we've all had embarrassing moments of clumsiness with inanimate (presumably) objects, it's reassuring that long-time hero Han Solo sometimes has the same problem. At least in Star Wars doors actually can jump in front of you if you aren't careful - those of us in the rest of the world only have texting and walking to blame. Here's to hoping Ford makes a speedy recovery, because we can't wait to see Han Solo - and the apparent health hazard that is the Millennium Falcon - back on the big screen.

While we wait for Episode VII's late 2015 release date, we can enjoy these leaked set photos or mourn about the Han Solo series we might have had.

Source: The Verge

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Sounds like the production for the movie is... Ramping up!

That's an easy fix, cut the video in, then replace his faulty foot with a prosthetic, both Han's and Harrison's. After all, if there's anything the Star Wars universe loves, it's prosthetic limbs.
The movies always did portray the Falcon as a lovable pile of junk that's barely held together with gum and paperclips anyways, this just adds to the "getting too old for this" shtick.

It can make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs... but it can't pass an OSHA inspection.

Please write this into the script. I cannot believe that Han Solo has never been seriously injured by the Millennium Falcon breaking on him. Its just perfect, given the history of the Falcon being portrayed as a bucket of bolts being held together with rubberbands and bubblegum.

This is the problem with casting a 72 year old guy to play a part that he played when he was less than half that age (he was 35 when the original movie came out). Up next: a broken hip when his blaster gets stuck in the holster.

I read about this on the BBC news site earlier. It mentions him getting air lifted to hospital...I can't help but think...Surely that's a bit of an over reaction to a broken ankle...

frobalt:
I read about this on the BBC news site earlier. It mentions him getting air lifted to hospital...I can't help but think...Surely that's a bit of an over reaction to a broken ankle...

When a door closes on and injures a 72 year old senior, there's no way to overreact, even if they were previously badasses. Old age does horrible, horrible things to your bones.

frobalt:
I read about this on the BBC news site earlier. It mentions him getting air lifted to hospital...I can't help but think...Surely that's a bit of an over reaction to a broken ankle...

Depends on where they were actually doing the shooting, and there's always the fact that he's in his seventies.

Avaholic03:
This is the problem with casting a 72 year old guy to play a part that he played when he was less than half that age (he was 35 when the original movie came out). Up next: a broken hip when his blaster gets stuck in the holster.

I cant imagine that hes playing the same kind of character in the new movie. from what I understand the story is about passing the torch to a new cast after one last adventure They pretty much have to acknowledge his oldness, it didnt work with indiana jones though because its an antithesis of his character, han solo is always complaining about stuff so maybe an old han solo could work

frobalt:
I read about this on the BBC news site earlier. It mentions him getting air lifted to hospital...I can't help but think...Surely that's a bit of an over reaction to a broken ankle...

If he was still 35 i would agree with you but at the age Ford now have you can't be too cautious, plenty of poeple that age never recover of brokens bones.
Just wish a good fast recovery to mr. Ford and hope no other member of the original cast suffer some similar injurys

MarsAtlas:
Please write this into the script. I cannot believe that Han Solo has never been seriously injured by the Millennium Falcon breaking on him. Its just perfect, given the history of the Falcon being portrayed as a bucket of bolts being held together with rubberbands and bubblegum.

Well, they wrote Mark Hamill's motorcycle injury into the script of Empire Strikes Back, so it wouldn't be the first time something like this happens in Star Wars.

I have a question, is Harrison ford ashamed of his time in star wars? his attitude always gave that impression to me.

Firanai:
I have a question, is Harrison ford ashamed of his time in star wars? his attitude always gave that impression to me.

I don't know for sure about Star Wars but I do remember reading that he regretted doing Blade Runner, another Sci-Fi movie that was less popular, but still a cult hit, so it may be that he just doesn't see sci-fi films as legitimate acting jobs.

Sure that Carrie Fisher didn't just lose her mind again and beat him up and the whole "door" story is just a co-star abuse coverup?

Kuala BangoDango:

Firanai:
I have a question, is Harrison ford ashamed of his time in star wars? his attitude always gave that impression to me.

I don't know for sure about Star Wars but I do remember reading that he regretted doing Blade Runner, another Sci-Fi movie that was less popular, but still a cult hit, so it may be that he just doesn't see sci-fi films as legitimate acting jobs.

I thought he just didn't like the differences in opinion between him and Ridley Scott. One on being the old film-noir protagonist commentaries that Harrison absolutely hated, and the other being

OT: Sucks that his ankle got broken, hope that it doesn't turn into anything too serious.

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Could've been worse...

... could have been the blast door...

Hey, Jar Jar Abrams. Still think cutting back that much on the CGI is a good idea? Green screens don't break limbs.

I would like to offer the following observation.

*ahem*

HE OLD

frobalt:
I read about this on the BBC news site earlier. It mentions him getting air lifted to hospital...I can't help but think...Surely that's a bit of an over reaction to a broken ankle...

Considering that Disney have money on the line I can imagine they didn't want to risk him not being able to finish his filming, so rushing him to hospital as fast as possible (plus he's ancient now) doesn't seem too much of an overreaction.

Luckily a formation of TIE fighters didn't intercept the chopper.

I do feel bad or Harrison Ford. When you break a bone at 72 it takes a very long time to heal. If it ever will.

The Rogue Wolf:
It can make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs... but it can't pass an OSHA inspection.

Not to mention it can go "0.5 past light speed". Whatever that means.

Oh George, was it really so hard to consult a scientist for a minute to make sure you got your units right?

RonHiler:

The Rogue Wolf:
It can make the Kessel Run in less than twelve parsecs... but it can't pass an OSHA inspection.

Not to mention it can go "0.5 past light speed". Whatever that means.

I want to guess 1.5c, but even at that speed it'd take years to get from one star system to another. That'd make for a pretty boring movie, admittedly.

 

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