The production of Star Wars: Episode VII was delayed due to script rewrites (and if rumors are to be believed, J.J. Abrams‘ indecisiveness), so it’s unfortunate that star Harrison Ford — who will be returning to play Han Solo for what assumes is near nine digit payday — got hurt Thursday. Now it looks like that injury will put him out of commission for two months.
This could be a huge problem. The Hollywood Reporter confirms the rumors that Ford was injured by the door of the Millennium Falcon, and that he may be out for as long as eight weeks, though there is hope that he’ll be patched up sooner than later. Ford was also famously injured on the set of Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, which led Steven Spielberg to shoot a lot of the action sequences with Vic Armstrong doubling for the actor. Perhaps Armstrong will be called in here, or perhaps they’ll make some digital replacements.
Or perhaps his part isn’t that large. It’s hard to say as the film’s plot and pretty much everything about it has been shrouded in mystery. Perhaps Harrison Ford is playing the Obi-Wan Kenobi role in this film, and perhaps he’ll get the death scene he always wanted for the character in Return of the Jedi. Or perhaps he’s a retired general, living with his wife and Chewbacca and watching the Star Wars equivalent of Fox News. Or perhaps he’ll be an active part of the new trilogy because it would pay extraordinarily well. Hopefully we’ll know for sure before the film hits theaters December 18, 2015.
How big a role do you think Harrison Ford has in the new Star Wars?