Harrison Ford ankle injury ‘could affect eight weeks of ‘Star Wars’ filming’

Actor broke his ankle at Pinewood Studios in London last week (June 13)

Harrison Ford’s ankle injury could affect nearly two months of filming on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII, according to reports.

As previously reported, Ford broke his ankle on a garage door and required medical care at a hospital near to the Pinewood Studios in London, where the film is being shot with director JJ Abrams.

The Mirror reports that Ford’s wife Calista Flockhart has flown out to England while her husband recovers and that filming schedules on the eagerly anticipated film may have to be restructured while the actor recovers.

A source for the tabloid stated: “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.”

A ‘Star Wars’ spokesperson previously said that they were “hoping to announce some good news soon”.

The seventh installment of the much loved franchise began shooting at London’s Pinewood studios ahead of a December 2015 release. Original stars Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill will return for the film alongside new actors Adam Driver, Andy Serkis, Lupita Nyong’o and Oscar Isaac.