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Harrison Ford injured on set of Star Wars VII, maybe by Millenium Falcon

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(CNN) — Harrison Ford suffered an ankle injury while filming the next “Star Wars” installment, Disney Studios said Thursday.

Ford, 71, is reprising the Han Solo role that brought him fame in the first “Star Wars” in 1977.

The injury happened on the set of “Star Wars: Episode VII” Thursday, a Disney statement said. “He was taken to a local hospital and is receiving care. Shooting will continue as planned while he recuperates.”

While the film’s production is happening at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, England, and Abu Dhabi, Disney did not give the set location.

A tweet from a senior editor at Variety says that Harrison Ford was injured by the door of the Millenium Falcon. A week ago the director J.J. Abrams reacted to the leaked photos of the spacecraft by (tongue in cheek) denying its appearance in the movie.


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