UPDATE, 5:07 PM PT: There are all kinds of reports circulating that make it sound like Harrison Ford got mashed in that trash compactor in the original Star Wars. It’s not as bad as what’s being reported, I’m told, but Ford has a fractured ankle. This is a painful break for him, and a tough break for the movie, because he’s such an integral part of the plot.
PREVIOUS, 11:55 AM PT: Han Solo doesn’t move like he did 35 years ago. Harrison Ford suffered an injury to his ankle, filming the JJ Abrams-directed Star Wars film. Disney released this statement: “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.” Here’s wishing him well, since he’s booked for Star Wars duty, Alcon is planning to bring him back to star in another Blade Runner, and Disney plots another Indiana Jones. Ford’s 71 now, so presumably he’ll be able to relax around the time he’s 85. Ford’s ankle is repped by UTA.