Star Wars: Episode VII to resume filming this month

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 August 2014
Harrison Ford

Harrison Ford

Shooting on 'Star Wars: Episode VII' is due to resume later this month following the hiatus caused by Harrison Ford's broken leg

Filming on 'Star Wars: Episode VII' is due to resume later this month.

Production on the sc-fi sequel was halted shortly after Harrison Ford - who is reprising his role as original trilogy character Han Solo in the movie - broke his leg when a hydraulic door on the set of spaceship the Millennium Falcon fell on him at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, South East England, in June.

The Hollywood Reporter has been informed that filming will start again in a matter of weeks but it has not yet been confirmed if Harrison, 71, will be back on set.

However, the actor's rehabilitation period for the injury has gone well and he was seen back on his feet without the need of any walking aid at the Hollywood premiere of his new action movie 'The Expendables 3' at the TCL Chinese Theatre on Monday (11.08.14).

Director J.J. Abrams is eager to get filming at Pinewood back up and running to avoid any delay to the planned release date of December 18, 2015.

The cast - which includes Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, Oscar Isaac, Lupita Nyong'o and Christina Chong - are set to be recalled in the next week or so.

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

  • 5 stars
  • 2015
  • US
  • 2h 16min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: JJ Abrams
  • Written by: Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt
  • Cast: John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, Kenny Baker
  • UK release: 17 December 2015

From the ashes of the Empire, the villainous First Order rises up to destroy Luke Skywalker (Hamill) – but where is he? Fans can rejoice: Episode VII is sensational and surprisingly emotional, with a finely-crafted script and effects that never overpower the performances. Star Wars is back in a big way.

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