After a short break to accommodate star Harrison Ford's recovery from a broken leg, "Star Wars: Episode VII" has resumed production in England.
Entertainment Weekly reports that cast and crew have returned to Pinewood Studios following a two-week break earlier this month to allow Ford to recuperate. The actor broke his leg in June while filming a scene involving the Millennium Falcon, putting the production into a panic as it scrambled to reschedule the shoot around Ford's recovery.
While initial reports suggested that "Episode VII" might not make its projected 2015 release due to the delay, Disney and Lucasfilm have insisted all along that that would not be the case, and it appears that with production resuming this week, they're still going full steam ahead with the original release plan. "Photography is set to continue until mid-fall," EW reports, "and many cast members have continued to work this summer on scenes that haven't required Ford's presence."
Ford returns to the "Star Wars" universe along with original trilogy stars Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher, though just what their roles in the new film entail has been kept under wraps. Expect more secrecy from director J.J. Abrams and co. as filming progresses.
"Star Wars: Episode VII" hits theaters on December 18, 2015.
[via: Entertainment Weekly, h/t Screen Crush]
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