Daniel Craig Returns To ‘James Bond 25’ Set After Injury

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Daniel Craig has returned to the set of his new and final James Bond movie after rehabbing for several weeks due to an ankle injury he suffered while filming in Jamaica back in May.

The 51-year-old actor was forced to undergo minor surgery after he slipped and fell while running during one of the film’s action sequences. Despite the obvious setback of losing Daniel Craig for a two week rehabilitation period, the production went on as planned, and the film is still scheduled to be released in April 2020.

On Sunday, the official James Bond Twitter account posted images and a video of the location shoot that’s currently underway in London, England.

These sneak peeks might suggest that the film could be heading in the right direction following various issues. The movie’s entire production process has reportedly been nightmarish from the start. Shortly after Daniel Craig’s injury occurred, an on-set explosion resulted in a minor injury to a crew member and the destruction of some of the movie’s stage at Pinewoods Studios in Buckinghamshire, England. To add insult to injury, more controversy arose when a 49-year-old man was arrested for allegedly placing cameras in the women’s restroom inside the same studio.

After dealing with a multitude of problems for the last few months, it’s at least a good and reassuring sign to see Craig back on the set and filming scenes for what’s being considered as his last appearance as 007 on the big screen.

Bond 25 is set to be Daniel Craig’s final outing as James Bond after having played the character since 2006’s Casino Royale, though production was reportedly suspended after the actor had to get x-rays following an on-set injury.

Bond has left active service and is enjoying a tranquil life in Jamaica.  His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help. The mission to rescue a kidnapped scientist turns out to be far more treacherous than expected, leading Bond onto the trail of a mysterious villain armed with dangerous new technology.

Directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga from a script written by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, the 25th James Bond stars Daniel Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Léa Seydoux, Rory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw and Jeffrey Wright, Ana de Armas, Dali Benssalah, David Dencik, Lashana Lynch, Billy Magnussen and Rami Malek.

James Bond 25 is scheduled to be released in theaters in April 2020.

Source: Deadline