Harrison Ford Talks Injuries And Returning to Star Wars; Lawrence Kasdan's Possible Exit

As the ramp-up to the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens continues, Entertainment Weekly has released its four variant covers of this week's issue featuring characters from the film. One features John Boyega's Finn in Stormtrooper attire:

john-boyega-ew-coverThe EW website has also shared a chat with actor Harrison Ford about his return to the series and his plane crash last March. He also discusses his earlier injury on the set of the new film. "I knew that my leg was likely broken, and I didn't know what other injuries there were," he says of a moment on the second day of filming when a door on the Millennium Falcon slammed on him "I was mostly concerned about the long ambulance ride to London." He quickly arranged for his own medevac via a helicopter pilot he met earlier in the year.

Meanwhile, German tabloid Bild claims writer Lawrence Kasdan is ready to retire from the Star Wars starspeeder, telling the site he will be involved in one more film — the Han Solo spin-off. Kasdan wrote The Empire Strikes Back and Return of the Jedi. He was also brought back into the fold for The Force Awakens by director J.J. Abrams and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy. According to a translation via The Hollywood Reporter, the writer reportedly said, "I have now made four Star Wars movies. That's more than enough." He also said he was ready to leave after The Force Awakens, but carried on to the fourth script, co-written with son Jon Kasdan, because his family was excited to see his continued involvement.

Lucasfilm and Disney have yet to comment.