At the seasoned age of 71, Harrison Ford is currently reprising his role as Han Solo in the heavily anticipated Star Wars: Episode VII. Only problem is he’s at the seasoned age of 71.
Ford reportedly badly injured his ankle today (June 12) while trying to exit the Millennium Falcon during a scene in the film.
“Harrison Ford sustained an ankle injury during filming today on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII. He was taken to a local hospital and is receiving care. Shooting will continue as planned while he recuperates,” said a statement from Disney.
A source tells THR that the actor, who reprises his role as Han Solo from the original franchise, was injured by the door of the Millennium Falcon, the spacecraft that his character pilots in the original films. The spaceship looks to be making a return in the sequel.
Director J.J. Abrams let the cat out of the bag that the storied spaceship would appear in the film by tweeting a picture of it to playfully combat the persistent leaks of the movie to social media.
May the Force continue to be with him.