Rumor: 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Could Get Pushed Back to 2016
It's time for another big rumor for Star Wars: Episode VII. No we're not talking about the stupid story from The Sun claiming that Tom Cruise will have a cameo in the film. Yes, Cruise had dinner with J.J. Abrams, but the director is also a producer on Mission: Impossible 5, and the film is preparing to shoot in the United Kingdom. However, there is a rumor to potentially be concerned about. Jedi News has heard there was an emergency meeting at Pinewood Studios across the pond today to talk about the future of Star Wars: Episode VII, because it turns out Harrison Ford's injury might be worse than previously thought.
Initially, it was reported that Ford broke his ankle on the set of the film when a retractable door collapsed on his leg. However, his publicist informed CNN that the 71-year old actor actually broke his leg. At first, it was only thought that Ford would be unable to film for eight weeks, and it wouldn't delay the production of the film. However, this new rumor says Ford's injury will keep him off the set for six months, and that's a big problem because he's one of the lead characters involved in this new adventure along with a trio of new characters. That seems like a long time to recover for a broken leg, but he's not exactly young anymore.
So with that kind of a delay, word on the street is that the film might end up having to be pushed back. It could be a blessing in disguise on some level since summer has always been where Star Wars movies called home. And with 2015 already chock so full of blockbuster craziness, maybe it will be better for the film to arrive in May 2016 instead. But what would that mean for the Star Wars spin-off from Godzilla director Gareth Edwards? The film has already been slated for release in December of 2016, so would the timeline shift back to the summer of 2017? We're not sure, but this is all just a big rumor for now, so stay tuned.