The Force is with us again. Star Wars Episode VII resumed filming, following a detour due to the injury Harrison Ford suffered to his leg on June 12, when one of the Millennium Falcon’s hydraulic doors fell on him.
After medics came to the Pinewood Studio to tend the injured Ford, he was airlifted to a London Hospital, where he underwent surgery and Disney announced the production would be taking a hiatus to allow the actor to recover. Even though a two-week break was scheduled, filming for other cast members continued. Mark Hamill was spotted on Michael Skellig, prompting theories that his character, Luke Skywalker has been living like a hermit on a remote island.
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Star Wars Episode VII is full steam ahead and Ford, along with the rest of the original cast members who are returning to reprise their roles, plus the newcomers are back in England to continue working on J.J. Abrams’ big production.
Daisy Ridley and John Boyega were photographed with the director in Los Angeles, while on break, but the relatively unknown actress tweeted this on Thursday, indicating she was back at work:
the crew on this film are so incredible it is an absolute joy to go into work. What wonderful people there are in the world
— Daisy Ridley (@ridley_daisy) August 28, 2014
good morning world! Isn't it a beautiful day!
— Daisy Ridley (@ridley_daisy) August 27, 2014
Despite dire predictions that Star Wars Episode VII would have to be delayed because of Harrison Ford’s injury, the 72-year-old feisty actor has proven that he still has what it takes and recovered quickly. Filming is back on track and the studio insists the December 18, 2015 release date is a go.
Ford was recently seen taking the famous Ice Bucket Challenge for ALS research and cure. In a more daring and may we say unwise move, Ford was spotted on a 2,500 foot mega-slide at the Alpine Slide near his home in Wyoming (we wonder if J.J. Abrams had a mini heart attack watching that).
— Bonnie Burton (@bonniegrrl) August 28, 2014
— The Star Wars Report (@StarWarsReport) August 23, 2014
Harrison Ford is legendary for doing most of his own stunts and a daredevil and watching this image is not at all surprising. Now that Star Wars Episode VII resumed filming we can keep speculating about what happens in Abrams’ new trilogy.
[Image via Lucasfilm]