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Oh no! Harrison Ford injured on the set of ‘Star Wars: Episode VII’

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Bad news already from the Star Wars: Episode VII set: Harrison Ford was injured yesterday when he was hit by a falling hydraulic door. He was taken to hospital for further treatment and should be okay, though he will miss an unknown amount of filming due to a fractured ankle.

From The Telegraph:

The actor was at Pinewood studios in Buckinghamshire when a hydraulic door fell down and hit him as he began work on Star Wars: Episode VII.

Mr Ford, 71, who also played Indiana Jones, was immediately assessed by medics on the M Stage at the studios close to spaceship, the Millennium Falcon, and he was taken by stretcher onto a helicopter for further treatment.

A spokeswoman for South Central Ambulance Service said: “We were called at 4.24pm to Pinewood to reports of a 71-year-old male who had sustained an injury to his ankle from a door that had fallen.”

Mr Ford was taken by air ambulance to the John Radcliffe hospital in Oxford with a suspected fracture in his ankle. It is understood he has no major chest injuries but is awaiting results of further tests.

A spokesman for franchise owner Disney, said: “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.”

Glad to hear that his injuries weren’t too serious, but nevertheless, film sets are dangerous, especially when you’re working with so much high-tech equipment that can go wrong so easily.

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Is Bradley Cooper our new Indiana Jones?

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It’s a sad state of affairs in Hollywood that the only movies seemingly being made lately are either book adaptations or remakes of classics that really should just be left alone.

The latest franchise apparently getting a reboot – or at the very least, another film – is Indiana Jones. While the producers would love to get Harrison Ford back one last time before he’s too damn old to take on the part, timing is a problem since they don’t yet have a story and Harrison is working on other films.

The answer is, apparently, to bring Bradley Cooper in to play a younger version of the character and breathe fresh life into the Indiana Jones storyline. Nothing has been confirmed, of course, but what do you think? Could he pull it off? Is it even worth it or should they just leave it alone?

Disney owns the brand and Frank Darabont has apparently pitched a story, but who knows if this one will ever come to light.

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Will Ferrell Accidentally Dissed Harrison Ford

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Will Ferrell went on Watch What Happens Live and host Andy Cohen asked him, “When was the last time you felt shame?” Mr. Ferrell’s answer involved none other than Mr. Harrison Ford. Here’s how he accidentally dissed the legend. Via E Online:

Last time I really felt shame was when, my first day of filming Anchorman 2. Harrison Ford worked that day and at the end of the day he asked me to go to dinner by just saying, ‘Dinner?’ And I said, ‘No, I have some in my trailer,’ thinking he was just literally asking me if I had some dinner, and I realize, ‘Oh no. He just asked me out to dinner,’ and not only did I say no, in his mind it was like, ‘No way in hell.’

Oh my God, I would die. I would run back to Harrison Ford and throw myself at his feet and explain that it was all a big misunderstanding. Also, I could totally see myself doing what Ferrell did. I do shit like that all the time.

What would YOU have done? Would you have tried to explain, or just let it go?

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