Harrison Ford Broke His Ankle To Save ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

Logan Rapp
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It is yet another day in which we, the hungry masses, look up to the heavens for another piece of information about a film we have watched exactly one million times since its release last Christmas. JJ Abrams spoke about how Harrison Ford gave up his body to bring Star Wars: The Force Awakens back on track to become the most successful movie ever. 

You see, in early filming, Abrams was in trouble. "When I was on the set of the Millennium Falcon and we started to do work wtih Rey and Fine, the first time we did it, it didn't work at all." But then, a hero emerged, and Harrison Ford decided it was the right moment to snap his ankle as a metaphor for Abrams to snap out of it. 


That gave everyone a few weeks off while he recuperated, thus giving JJ the time he needed to rewrite the relationship that had initially been "much more contentious." The time off was "an amazingly helpful thing" to get Rey and Finn to be where they needed to be, and where we all wanted them to be. 




So there you have it. If your film is in trouble, all you need is to first hire Harrison Ford, and then break his ankle. After that, it's going to be smooth sailing. Ridley and John Boyega are currently filming Star Wars: Episode VIII, which still doesn't have a title. Not that I'm bitter about it or anything. 

In the meantime, get your bodies ready for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, set to release this Christmas. 

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