James Bond actor Daniel Craig has received an ankle injury during the shooting of his latest movie. He is expected to undergo surgery this week.
Craig, who is set for his fifth appearance as Agent 007 in the Bond series, sustained the injury last week during filming in Jamaica, according to a tweet from James Bond’s official Twitter handle.
It added that Craig’s injury would not halt the production process and release schedule of the movie next year.
“Production will continue while 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
The news of his injury was first leaked by Variety last week. The celebrity magazine reported that Daniel “slipped and fell quite awkwardly” while “sprinting” on set.
Craig is the first and probably the only actor (among others who played Bond) to perform most of his stunts himself. This adventurism of his has resulted in injuries several times in the past as well.
He lost two teeth while filming his debut Bond movie ‘Casino Royale,’ tore a shoulder muscle in ‘Quantum of Solace’ and injured his knee while filming ‘Spectre.’
Craig has never been very enthusiastic about playing James Bond. His last appearance as Bond was in 2012’s ‘Skyfall’ which became UK’s highest grossing film and 22nd in the world.
He wasn’t seen in the last few installments of the series and had initially denied taking for the 25th Bond as well.
Daniel, however, agreed to return as Bond and got injured as soon as the shooting of the movie started later in May. This will be the fifth (and probably the last) time he will be seen as the fictional top British spy in Bond 25, the current working title of the movie.