Han Solo suffered an ankle injury in the upcoming film, Star Wars: Episode VII.
71-year old actor Harrison Ford has been injured on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII. According to Disney, Ford was hospitalized in London after sustaining a “bad ankle injury” this past Wednesday. Ford, who’s once again reprising his role as the iconic character Han Solo, was said to be injured at Pinewood Studios in England when a hydraulic door fell down and hit him, possibly fracturing his ankle.
Ford was then airlifted to a “a local hospital and is receiving care,” says a statement from Disney/Lucasfilm. Meanwhile, filming on Star Wars: Episode VII, which is being directed by J.J. Abrams is expected to continue; though it’s not known whether Ford will return to work once he’s released from the hospital.
Star Wars: Episode VII is scheduled to hit theaters in December 18, 2015, with original Star Wars trilogy actors Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker) and Carrie Fisher (Leia) reprising their roles for the franchise’s seventh official entry.