Star Wars: Episode VII resumes filming following Harrison Ford set injury

Posted on 29 August 2014
By Mark Langshaw
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Star Wars: Episode VII has resumed filming following a hiatus to allow Harrison Ford to recover from a leg injury he suffered on set.

Production on the anticipated science fiction project was shut down earlier this month to allow the Han Solo actor to undergo surgery.

Director JJ Abrams resumed shooting at the UK-based Pinewood Studios after Ford was declared fit to return to work, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Ford is one of several original Star Wars trilogy veterans reprising a role in the seventh instalment, with Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Kenny Baker and Peter Mayhew also returning to the saga.

Newcomers to the series include John Boyega, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Max von Sydow, Lupita Nyong’o and Gwendoline Christie.

Abrams has officially confirmed little about Episode VII, divulging only that it takes place approximately 30 years after the events of Return of the Jedi and focuses on a trio of young leads.

The recent delays has not pushed back Episode VII’s release date, with the film still scheduled to land on 18th December next year.