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It's not immediately clear whether this is good news or bad news. Star Wars: Episode VII will not be delayed, according to numerous sources close to the production. While shooting continues, it seems to be a known fact that director J.J. Abrams and Kathleen Kennedy have both been pushing for a May 16, 2016 release date. But Disney refuses to budge and plans to keep their December 18, 2015 release date firmly in place.
Shooting had begun in early May, and the production seemed to be moving along just fine. That was until actor Harrison Ford had his leg slammed in the cockpit ramp of the Millennium Falcon. At first it was being reported that he broke his ankle. Disney and Lucasfilm remained cagey about the incident, only later revealing that Harrison Ford broke his leg, and needed surgery, which would put him out of commission for 8 weeks. This led to many reports that production was being delayed altogether.
Harrison Ford is reprising his role as Han Solo and is the protagonist in the movie. Which is certainly cause for concern. Multiple new reports claim that Han Solo will actually be on a mission to find a missing Luke Skywalker, gathering a search party and taking them on a galaxy-wide hunt for the Jedi Master.
Here is a new synopsis that has popped up online, though it hasn't been confirmed by Disney or LucasFilm.
More plot details have arrived, giving some idea about the B storyline in the movie, which involves John Boyega's character, currently going by Thomas, and Daisy Ridley's character called Rachel. These names are subject to change. Here is what Making Star Wars believes they know about the plot:
All of this is to be taking as rumor at this point. That said, what do you think of the current state of affairs on the set of Star Wars: Episode VII? Should the movie be delayed?