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Star Wars is a science fiction media franchise.

It was created by George Lucas and began with the release of the original film (now known as “Episode IV: A New Hope”) in 1977. The film was a huge success and became a cultural phenomenon. It was followed by two sequels “The Empire Strikes Back” in 1980 and “Return of the Jedi” in 1983, as well as numerous merchandise and spin-offs including novels, comic books, television programs and toys. This was followed by the 20th anniversary “Special Edition” re-releases of the original films in 1997 and three prequel films, “Phantom Menace” (1999), “Attack of the Clones” (2002), and “Revenge of the Sith” (2005). In 2012, Disney bought the franchise and announced they will be making a new series of films starting with “The Force Awakens”, which will be released on December 18, 2015.

19 Jun, 2014

Breaks leg on Star Wars set

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While filming Star Wars: Episode VII, Harrison Ford breaks his leg in an incident involving the Millenium Falcon’s door. He is airlifted to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford where he undergoes surgery. His publicist, Ina Treciokas, stated

His surgery was successful and he will begin rehab shortly. He’s doing well and looks forward to returning to work.

The injury is not believed to set the movie back on its release date. Changes have been made to the filming schedule and various tweets by those involved with the production have stated that things continue on at a good pace.

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