Harrison Ford's Injury Will Delay 'Star Wars Episode VII': 5 Stages Of Dealing With the News

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Harrison Ford attends 'The Expendables 3' premiere during the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2014 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images)
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The rode to Episode VII just got a little more bumpy. When Harrison Ford broke his leg on the set of Star Wars a month ago, it became evident that his real-life injury might mean some adjustments were required for his role as Han Solo. Considering it's a reprise 30 years in the making, it's got some people nervous. And now it's confirmed: Star Wars Episode VII is being delayed two weeks to accomodate Ford's injury. 

Now, to say Star Wars Episode VII is a highly anticipated film is an understatement. It is, after all, a Star Wars movie — despite the general consensus that the prequel movies thoroughly sucked, it's still one of the most beloved franchises of all time, and this one's got Lupita Nyong'o all up in it. Besides, Kevin Smith cried and raved when he went to visit the set, and then he went and said things like, "Anyone sitting out there wondering if [J.J. Abrams’ going to pull it off, he’s pulling it off" and, "I saw old friends who I haven’t seen since my childhood, who aren’t really friends, but I love them more than some of my fucking relatives," and that last one was definitely talking about Han Solo because come on

So, learning that there's been a delay has me dealing with a few stages of coping:

A Sense Of Imminent Danger

This came when the news first broke about Ford's leg.

Denial

"No! Technology's so advanced these days, I'm sure they can just like... CGI in a working leg." 

Sadness/Impatience/Anger at the Universe

"But we need Han and Leia bantering. We need to see their kids. And their bantering. We need it. Right now." 

Acceptance

"I mean, he's 71-years-old. It's really a miracle his leg wasn't broken already." 

Reading Comprehension

"Oh! Production's only being halted for two weeks. And the film's still being released at the same time, in December 2015. Alright then." 


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