‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ resumes filming after two-week
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Filming resumed this week on “Star Wars: Episode VII” at Britain’s Pinewood Studios after a two-week hiatus spurred by Harrison Ford’s leg injury, Entertainment Weekly reported.
Director J.J. Abrams had been forced to rearrange the schedule to account for the absence of star Harrison Ford, who broke his leg June 12 in an on-set mishap caused by a fallen hyrdraulic door from iconic spaceship the Millenium Falcon.
While Abrams, Ford’s co-stars and the crew accomplished as much as they could, Disney announced last month that the production would suspend filming to allow Ford to heal up completely.
Two weeks ago, the 72-year-old actor appeared without a cast at the red carpet premiere of “The Expendables 3.”
And in recent video of Ford undergoing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, he looked strong — enough to rip the ears off a Gundark.
The studio stressed that the delay would not affect the film’s planned Dec. 18, 2015, release date.
In addition to Ford, “Episode VII,” the first installment in a planned new trilogy, also features the return of original “Star Wars” veterans Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker.
Newcomers Lupita Nyong’o, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Daisy Ridley and Andy Serkis round out the cast.