It’s no secret that when it comes to doing your own stunts and fight scenes in films such as the James Bond franchise, chances are it’s going to get dicey. Facing his fifth film as the legendary spy, Daniel Craig has sustained an ankle injury during production of the 2020 instalment, ‘Bond 25.’
“Daniel Craig will be undergoing minor ankle surgery resulting from an injury sustained during filming in Jamaica,” the franchise’s official Twitter account posted. “Production will continue whilst Craig is rehabilitating for two weeks post-surgery. The film remains on track for the same release date in April 2020.”
BOND 25 update: Daniel Craig will be undergoing minor ankle surgery resulting from an injury sustained during filming in Jamaica. Production will continue whilst Craig is rehabilitating for two weeks post-surgery. The film remains on track for the same release date in April 2020. pic.twitter.com/qJN0Sn4gEx
— James Bond (@007) May 22, 2019
According to reports, while Craig will need minor surgery, rehabilitation for the injury means he will only be out of action for two weeks before heading back to production. Luckily, the film will still be on track come April 2020.
A source told Page Six, that he “slipped over on a dock and wiped out.” While it’s not the action-packed debacle one would expect, Craig has been the subject of his fair share of injuries during his past four movies. In the past, he knocked out two teeth while filming ‘Casino Royale’, sliced a fingertip during ‘Quantum of Solace’ and hurt his knee while shooting ‘Spectre’. Even heroes feel the hurt from time to time.
Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, Bond 25 will include co-stars Rami Malek, Ana De Armas, Lashana Lynch, David Dencik, Billy Magnussen, Dali Benssalah, Lea Seydoux, Jeffrey Wright, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Naomie Harris and Ralph Fiennes. As well as Jamaica, the film will see other global backdrops such as London, Italy and Norway.
The latest Bond instalment will see its first drop into UK cinemas from April 3, 2020 before spreading through the rest of the world.
Stay tuned for any further developments.