Harrison Ford—the actor who, in the opinion of Ridley Scott, played a replicant who routinely lost fights to other (mostly female) replicants because, you know, unicorns—is an old man with the hollow bones of a common seagull and therefore regrets to inform you that, no, he will not be able to wear the heavier-than-it-looks vest required to play Han Solo in Star Wars; Episode VII. At least not for the next eight weeks.
So reports The Mirror:
A movie source said: “The initial day or two after the accident it was hard to move things around but now we have had more time we can juggle things, bring some scenes forward and push others back. There are lots of other actors in the movie so it is not a disaster. We are still confident the film can stay on schedule.
“At the moment it looks like Harrison is going to be off set for 6-8 weeks but the main priority is making sure he is OK.”
This is bullshit. As we all know from the Star Wars Special Editions, they can seamlessly recreate the look, feel and texture of Harrison Ford walking over the tail of an obese slug-gangster. That they refuse to apply this effect to regular walking is a travesty of the highest order and yet another example of J.J. Abrams’ mystery box ruining movies (or something).
In all seriousness, they’ll be fine. This is not the same as a production assistant getting killed on the set of an independent film. Disney has the money and resources to reschedule shooting, so they can easily film that scene of Adam Driver force choking Max Von Sydow that we all know is going to happen.
Max Von Sydow, by the way: as spry as ever.