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Oscar Isaac to pick up Harrison Ford's slack in Star Wars: Episode VII?

06.26.2014

Ever since Harrison Ford's leg got Millennium Falcon'd, word has been swirling around about just how bad the damage was. What was initially thought to be a broken ankle turned into a broken leg and recovery time turned from weeks to months. I'm somewhat reminded of Ford's injury on the set of INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM, where a double had to take over the bulk of Ford's work (note the fight scene with Indy on the rock crusher). In any event, we all wish Ford a speedy recovery, but we've also been wondering where that leaves production. When JJ. Abrams and Lawrence Kasdan took over writing duties from Michael Arndt, the big rumor at the time was that it was to beef up the role of some of the original cast members (namely Han Solo). The release date hasn't moved, so what now? Do we string up Harrison like a marionette? Stunt-double our way to wrap?

One solution may be to share the load and give some of the newcomers more screen time. The name being tossed around is Oscar Isaac, who may or may not have any relation to the Solo, or be Solo-like in nature.

While I don't think the story will change all that much, broken leg or no, I do hope that the newcomers get their fair share of screen time. The last thing I want to see next December is a repeat of CRYSTAL SKULL. Sure, Harrison looks great for his age, but that doesn't mean he isn't old. I'm hoping the script takes that into consideration and doesn't have him wrestling a Gundark or some such nonsense.

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII is still slated for a December 18, 2015 release.

On second thought, maybe I would pay to see Solo try and rip the ears off that thing.

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Source: NY Post

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11:22PM on 06/26/2014
I hope he gets a chance to ham it up, he was very entertaining in villainous parts like in Sucker Punch and Robin Hood (even if the movies themselves weren't great)
I hope he gets a chance to ham it up, he was very entertaining in villainous parts like in Sucker Punch and Robin Hood (even if the movies themselves weren't great)
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7:38PM on 06/26/2014

Move along...

These concerns have already been alleviated.

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These concerns have already been alleviated.

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6:24PM on 06/26/2014

So they'll digitally stick Harrison Ford's head on Oscar Isaac's body?

I could see JJ Abrams doing that, if they wanted to keep Ford in the actions scenes.

And I agree with Soloist: I'm really looking forward to seeing John Boyega in EPISODE VII, along with Isaac and the original cast.
I could see JJ Abrams doing that, if they wanted to keep Ford in the actions scenes.

And I agree with Soloist: I'm really looking forward to seeing John Boyega in EPISODE VII, along with Isaac and the original cast.
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5:40PM on 06/26/2014
Don't get cocky kid!
Don't get cocky kid!
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4:52PM on 06/26/2014

Ya know . . .

Normally I'd feel bad about the typo, but you guys had me laughing my ass off. *thumb's up*
Normally I'd feel bad about the typo, but you guys had me laughing my ass off. *thumb's up*
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4:24PM on 06/26/2014
I feel just awful saying this, but I'm actually more excited to see what Oscar Isaac can do in this movie than Ford. I'm glad to see them bring Han Solo back, but a grumpy old Harrison Ford, I have seen.
I feel just awful saying this, but I'm actually more excited to see what Oscar Isaac can do in this movie than Ford. I'm glad to see them bring Han Solo back, but a grumpy old Harrison Ford, I have seen.
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4:03PM on 06/26/2014
I went to the doctor and told them I "broke my angle". The doc looked at me and asked me to drop my pants. After an inspection he said it's not broken, take one of these and enjoy... My wife wasn't happy when I came home with a 90 degree angle.
I went to the doctor and told them I "broke my angle". The doc looked at me and asked me to drop my pants. After an inspection he said it's not broken, take one of these and enjoy... My wife wasn't happy when I came home with a 90 degree angle.
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4:01PM on 06/26/2014
Was it an acute fracture?
Was it an acute fracture?
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2:52PM on 06/26/2014
They should just give Solo's remaining lines to Chewbacca. Or R2-D2.
They should just give Solo's remaining lines to Chewbacca. Or R2-D2.
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2:06PM on 06/26/2014
No way, he had a broken angle?
No way, he had a broken angle?
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2:50PM on 06/26/2014
Word on the street is his angle is so broken its practically a 0 degree ofset and is now a straight line!!!
Word on the street is his angle is so broken its practically a 0 degree ofset and is now a straight line!!!
6:29PM on 06/26/2014
Ah, no fair. He fixed the word.
Ah, no fair. He fixed the word.
1:46PM on 06/26/2014
Out of the entire new cast, him and the guy from Attack of the Block are the characters I hope we get to see most screen time of.
Out of the entire new cast, him and the guy from Attack of the Block are the characters I hope we get to see most screen time of.
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2:38PM on 06/26/2014
"that guy from attack the block" eye roll!
"that guy from attack the block" eye roll!
3:01PM on 06/26/2014
Would you prefer the "Air Force guy from 24: Live Another Day"?
Would you prefer the "Air Force guy from 24: Live Another Day"?
3:17PM on 06/26/2014
Indeed--Oscar Isaac and Lupita N'yongo are pretty much the only reasons I may actually see this!
Indeed--Oscar Isaac and Lupita N'yongo are pretty much the only reasons I may actually see this!
3:33PM on 06/26/2014
Big deal. I was too lazy to google the actor's name.
Big deal. I was too lazy to google the actor's name.
3:51PM on 06/26/2014
What an unforgivable sin, to not know an actors name and not bother to Google it:-) *eye roll*
What an unforgivable sin, to not know an actors name and not bother to Google it:-) *eye roll*
4:05PM on 06/26/2014
The guy from Attack the Block? Oh you mean the black guy. Right. lmfao

His name is... Samuel L Jackson!
The guy from Attack the Block? Oh you mean the black guy. Right. lmfao

His name is... Samuel L Jackson!
4:09PM on 06/26/2014
Hey. Im the big movie fan yea? I love all these actors yea? I know all their names...yea? That black guy. Yeaa??
Hey. Im the big movie fan yea? I love all these actors yea? I know all their names...yea? That black guy. Yeaa??
4:09PM on 06/26/2014
Hey. Im the big movie fan yea? I love all these actors yea? I know all their names...yea? That black guy. Yeaa??
Hey. Im the big movie fan yea? I love all these actors yea? I know all their names...yea? That black guy. Yeaa??
4:12PM on 06/26/2014
I thought it was funnier you called it Attack OF the Block, as if the block itself had started rampaging. His name is John Boyega, not that we didn't know who you meant.
I thought it was funnier you called it Attack OF the Block, as if the block itself had started rampaging. His name is John Boyega, not that we didn't know who you meant.
4:26PM on 06/26/2014
Here is the general problem with the "i hope that black guy gets more screentime"

If you really thought he deserves more screentime above ALL the other actors. That must mean youve seen more than just attack the block and be quite familiar with him....but to you. Hes just "some black guy"

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You just call him that black guy cuz you dont really know who he is other than attack the block and you are talking out of your ass because if you are putting him above. Serkis. Gleeson. Driver etc based
Here is the general problem with the "i hope that black guy gets more screentime"

If you really thought he deserves more screentime above ALL the other actors. That must mean youve seen more than just attack the block and be quite familiar with him....but to you. Hes just "some black guy"

Or

You just call him that black guy cuz you dont really know who he is other than attack the block and you are talking out of your ass because if you are putting him above. Serkis. Gleeson. Driver etc based off of one performance. You dont know what you are talking about. So which one is it

So are you ignorant or full of shit?

His name is John Boyega btw.
9:52AM on 06/27/2014
Or you could be a dick, conny con, and bully him about it....
Or you could be a dick, conny con, and bully him about it....
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