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Star Wars: Episode VII to resume filming this month

Han Solo is ready to return to action
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Han Solo is healthy again and production on Star Wars: Episode VII is getting back on track.

Star Wars: Episode VII is scheduled to resume filming later this month according to a source from the Hollywood Reporter.

Production on the highly-anticipated seventh installment of the series was halted on June 12, after actor Harrison Ford (Han Solo) broke his leg on set in London. Ford was injured after a spacecraft door fell on the actor's leg. Ford underwent surgery following the accident placing production on hold for a two-week hiatus this month.

Harrison Ford showed up to Monday's Expendables 3 premiere appearing in good health to those in Hollywood that were on hand to observe him. Joining the Expendables cast on stage Ford walked briskly and without the use of a cane. Expendables star Sylvester Stallone quipped at Ford, "break a leg" (Boston Herald).

The 71-year-old's return is a boost for the project which was expected to hit a two month snag following the injury. It is unknown when Ford, who reprises his role of Han Solo, will head back to London to begin shooting.

Other Star Wars: Episode VII original cast members include, Mark Hamill (Luke Skywalker), Carrie Fisher (Princess Leia), Anthony Daniels (C-3PO), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca) and Kenny Baker (R2-D2). The new cast features newcomers, Lupita Nyong'o, Oscar Isaac, John Boyega, Adam Driver, Daisy Ridley, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow (Wikipedia).

Harrison Ford's injury did not stop the Star Wars train from running; it may have even given writers a chance to begin planning more sequels. The break in filming was not time wasted as Star Wars executives reportedly met during the hiatus to discuss future Star Wars sequels.

The series which began nearly 40-years ago, will release its latest chapter to the intergalactic space opera, Star Wars: Episode VII, December 18, 2015.