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Harrison Ford to miss up to 8 weeks of 'Star Wars: Episode VII' filming

Harrison Ford in London on Oct. 7, 2013.

Harrison Ford in London on Oct. 7, 2013. Credit: AP, Invision / Jon Furniss

Harrison Ford's broken ankle may cause the "Star Wars" actor to miss as many as eight weeks of filming on the series' seventh movie, The Hollywood Reporter said Monday.

A publicist for the film, which remains scheduled for a Dec. 18, 2015, release, told the UK's Sky News channel, however, that the filmmakers were "hoping to announce some good news soon" about Ford, 71, who is reprising his role as space smuggler turned rebel hero Han Solo.

The actor was injured by the door of the character's Millennium Falcon spacecraft Thursday at Pinewood Studios outside of London and was hospitalized.

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