Just a few weeks after principal photography began on Bond 25, actor Daniel Craig suffered an injury, bringing production to a halt. Craig was filming an action sequence in Jamaica when he tripped and injured his ankle, and while he was quickly flown to the United States for a checkup with a specialist, it was uncertain when filming would resume or how long the injury would take to heal.
However, the situation may not be as serious as previously believed. Sources have since stated, "things were deemed to be a disaster at first. But the injury is not as severe as believed and he will be able to film while not over exerting his ankle." According to those same sources, Craig expressed disappointment after suffering his injury, as the actor spent several months getting in shape for the film. Thankfully, it's expected "he will be back on set within the week."
This is far from the first injury the actor has sustained over his career as the famous British spy. In his first ever stunt scene for Casino Royale, Craig was struck in the face, causing two of his teeth to be knocked out, and a dentist was flown out from the UK to treat the actor. Afterward, while filming Quantum of Solace, the actor tor a muscle in his shoulder and sliced off the tip of his finger. The list of injuries goes on and on.
No official announcements have been made regarding scheduling, meaning this slight delay is unlikely to move the release date of the currently untitled film. Other details are scarce, but the official synopsis reads:
Recruited to rescue a kidnapped scientist, globe-trotting spy James Bond finds himself hot on the trail of a mysterious villain who's armed with a dangerous new technology.
Directed and co-written by Cary Fukunaga, Bond 25 stars Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Léa Seydoux, Ben Whishaw, Jeffrey Wright, Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen and Rami Malek. It is scheduled for release on April 8, 2020.
(via The Sun)