Faces & names: Ford injury to halt production of ‘Star Wars’ for two weeks
Actor Harrison Ford is recuperating from surgery after breaking his leg, but the injury on the set of “Star Wars: Episode VII” will force a two-week hiatus in filming, the Walt Disney Studios said.
News of the delay comes after Disney initially said filming would continue on schedule while Ford recovered. But shooting is on track to wrap up in the fall, the studio said, and the release date remains December 2015.
Ford, 71, was injured on the set of the reboot of George Lucas’ blockbuster “Star Wars” franchise last month during filming in England. The best actor Oscar-nominee for his role in “Witness” in 1986 is reprising his role as Han Solo in the film that is being directed by J.J. Abrams.