More details have emerged about the injury that Harrison Ford sustained while filming "Star Wars: Episode VII" in England. According to an Associated Press report published on June 19, 2013, Ford broke a leg (not an ankle, as previously reported by several media outlets), and he is recovering from surgery for the injury. He will miss filming of the movie for up to two months, but filming will be go on without him while he recuperates.
Ford was injured last week at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, England, where most of the movie is being filmed. According to the Associated Press: "The accident involved a spacecraft door falling on the 71-year-old actor's leg. Ford's Han Solo pilots the Millennium Falcon, which is returning in 'Episode VII.'"
Walt Disney Pictures, which purchased "Star Wars" production company Lucasfilm in 2012, will release "Star Wars: Episode VII" on Dec. 18, 2015. "Star Wars: Episode VII" is being directed by J.J. Abrams from a screenplay by Lawrence Kasdan and Abrams. Kathleen Kennedy, Abrams, and Bryan Burk are producing, and John Williams returns as the composer.
As previously reported, Ford is one of several actors from the first "Star Wars" trilogy ("Star Wars: Episode IV: A New Hope", "Star Wars: Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back" and "Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi") who are among the cast of "Stars Wars: Episode VII." Carrie Fisher (who plays Princess Leia), Mark Hamill (who plays Luke Skywalker), Peter Mayhew (who plays Chewbacca), Anthony Daniels (who plays C-P3O) and Kenny Baker (who plays R2-D2) also reprise their roles in "Stars Wars: Episode VII."
Joining the "Star Wars" franchise for "Star Wars: Episode VII" are actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Gwendoline Christie and Max von Sydow. The plot of the movie is being kept under wraps.
However, a lucky contest winner will get a chance to be in the film as an extra in a Star Wars: Force for Change contest, a fundraising initiative for UNICEF's Innovation Labs. Fans who donate at least $10 to the campaign are automatically entered in the contest.