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Disney has made it clear that the studio is still committed to getting Star Wars: Episode VII out in December 2015. That dream is more realistic now, since filming will resume this month. Production was delayed after Harrison Ford was injured.
A source for The Hollywood Reporter confirmed that filming will be underway before the end of the month. While director J.J. Abrams and the cast reportedly tried to get through scenes without Ford, who will be playing Han Solo for the first time in 31 years, but the entire crew went on a two-week hiatus while Ford recovered.
As previously reported, it has been speculated that Ford injured his leg while filming on the Millenium Falcon set in London on June 12. He later underwent surgery and appears to be in good spirits. On Monday, he went to the Expendables 3 premiere in Hollywood and looked good, considering the injury.
In other Star Wars news, Disney and Lucasfilm did announce the winner of the Force For Change charity contest. Fan D.C. Barnes will get a walk-on part in the film. Proceeds from the contest helped UNICEF in its cause to help children worldwide.
Ford will be joined by his Original Trilogy co-stars, Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill. Adam Driver, Lupita Nyong’o, Oscar Isaac and John Boyega are among the young stars joining the franchise.
Episode VII opens on Dec. 18, 2015.
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