The production of James Bond 25 has suffered another filming accident. Not long after 007 actor Daniel Craig injured his ankle and needed surgery, the producers have now confirmed that a controlled explosion went wrong, with one crew member getting hurt.
There were no injuries on set at Pinewood Studios when the accident occurred on June 4, but one person outside the stage suffered a “minor injury.” No other details were provided.
According to the UK tabloid The Sun, part of the stage was blown off during the filming of a stunt involving a fireball inside a laboratory.
During the filming of a controlled explosion on the set of Bond 25 today at Pinewood Studios, damage was caused to the exterior of the 007 Stage. There were no injuries on set, however one crew member outside the stage has sustained a minor injury. pic.twitter.com/8O9tOgwMYK
— James Bond (@007) June 4, 2019
Presumably some extra time will be required to repair the stage at Pinewood Studios, though it’s unknown if this latest mishap will result in a delay for Bond 25. Craig needed about two weeks of downtime to recover from his own ankle injury and surgery sustained while filming in Jamaica. Despite that, the production team said at the time that the movie will not be delayed.
James Bond 25, or whatever it ends up being called, hits theatres in April 2020. In addition to Craig, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, and Lea Seydoux will all reprise their roles for the 25th James Bond movie. Jeffrey Wright and Ben Whishaw also return, while Rami Malek has joined the movie as the villain.
Bond 25’s story begins with Bond no longer on active service but instead enjoying himself in Jamaica. “His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the CIA turns up asking for help,” reads a lin efrom the description. “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.”
The movie was initially going to be directed by Danny Boyle, but he left due to “creative differences.” True Detective’s Cary Fukunaga replaced Boyle before the film was delayed first from October 2019 to February 2020 and then again to April 3, 2020.