Daniel Craig Ankle Injury Suspends "Bond 25" Filming

James Bond,Bond 25,Daniel Craig

James Bond,Bond 25,Daniel Craig

British tabloid The Sun reported that shooting has been suspended for Bond 25 as Craig recovers from a possible ankle injury.

Filming scheduled this weekend in London has reportedly been cancelled, though it is not believed the delay in production will affect the film's release date.

Daniel Craig's injury and the subsequent production halt is the latest set back for Bond 25, which previously delayed filming and pushed its release date after director Danny Boyle left the project over creative differences with producers.

Filming for the movie began last month, four years after the previous Bond film, Spectre, was released. "He was sprinting during filming when he slipped and fell quite awkwardly", the source said.

"He was in a lot of pain and complaining about his ankle". As you'd expect he was also pretty angry that it had happened. He threw his suit jacket on the ground in sheer frustration'. And it seems even in Craig's swan song as James Bond, he can't catch a break. The crew reckon they're working on a well-polished s**t show.

Bond 25 has experienced a lot of behind-the-scenes drama already. Other newcomers include: Ana de Armas (Blade Runner 2049), David Dencik (McMafia), Lashana Lynch (Captain Marvel), Billy Magnussen (Aladdin), and Dali Benssalah (A Faithful Man).

Despite the delay, it's not now thought that it'll be enough to push the release date back, which will no doubt have the producers breathing a sigh of relief. Cary Fukunaga stepped in to direct, while Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge was brought in to punch up the script.

Bond 25 (it's still without an official title) is now scheduled to open in theaters April 8, 2020 (though it stands to reason that could potentially change depending on the current shooting delay).

Bond's arch-enemy will be played by Oscar-winner Rami Malek, who starred as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody.