'Star Wars: Episode VII' Resumes Production After Harrison Ford's Injury

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<p><strong>Harrison Ford</strong> greets an enthusiastic crowd at the TCL Chinese Theatre where he and fellow cast members attended the premiere of <strong>Gavin Hood</strong>&rsquo;s <em>Ender&rsquo;s Game</em>. The prolific actor plays Colonel Graff, the brutal antihero who pushes Ender to the brink, in the sci-fi feature.&nbsp;</p>   |   Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP
Han Solo was on a break for a broken leg

Star Wars: Episode VII has resumed production after Harrison Ford's on-set injury stalled filming for a couple weeks.

Filming restarted earlier this week at Pinewood Studios in the U.K., a source confirms to THR.

Ford injured himself on the set of Lucasfilm and Disney's project in June. According to sources, he broke his leg in an incident involving the Millennium Falcon, the spacecraft that his character pilots in the original films. Ford later underwent surgery and the production went on a two-week hiatus earlier in August to await his recovery.

Ford, 71, along with the rest of the cast of the highly anticipated project, is shooting under the direction of filmmaker J.J. Abrams.

Star Wars: Episode VII features newcomers John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, Lupita Nyong'o and Max von Sydow, who will join the original stars of the saga, Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew and Kenny Baker

While details of the plot have been kept tightly under wraps, the story will be set 30 years after the events in 1983's Return of the Jedi.

Disney and Lucasfilm say Ford's injury and the shooting hiatus will not affect the film's release, which is set for Dec. 18, 2015.

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