Daniel Craig needs surgery after being injured on the set of the new James Bond movie. The actor will undergo minor surgery on his ankle after an accident on the set in Jamaica. Daniel will need to take two weeks off from filming to recover from the operation. Despite his unanticipated break, the film remains on track for the same release date, bosses have said.
A tweet from the official James Bond account said, "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."
Daniel, 51, had an accident on set earlier this month. It was reported at the time that he'd hurt his ankle while running during a shoot. The star, who is playing Bond for the last time in the 25th movie, was flown to the US for X-rays, forcing production to be held up. Daniel is famously a fan of performing his own stunts for movies. The latest Bond movie has a working title of Shatterhand, however, that's still subject to change.
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The film is expected to be released in cinemas on April 8, 2020, having originally been planned for release in November 2019. It was a change in the director of the film that pushed it back by four months, before another delay saw it pushed back further to April. A press conference for the movie was held on April 25, this year, but even then the official title was not announced to fans.
Cary Joji Fukunaga will be taking over from Danny Boyle as director.
Daniel is returning for one final film, despite sensationally saying after Spectre that he'd rather 'slit his wrists' than play 007 again. Léa Seydoux will play Dr. Madeleine Swann, with the Bond girl reprising her role in Spectre. A number of stars will return to the franchise, including Ben Whishaw as Q.
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One of the most exciting signings for the new movie is Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek as the villain. The Oscar-winner said in a video message to his fans, "I will be making sure Mr Bond does not have an easy ride in this, his 25th outing. See you all soon." Details of the plot so far tell us that Bond is brought out of retirement by old friend Felix Leiter to recover a scientist from an evil villain.
Producer Barbara Broccoli spoke about the film's plot, saying, "Well, Bond is not on active service when we start the film. He is enjoying himself in Jamaica." She said they considered Jamaica to be Bond's "spiritual home" and added, "We start his journey here. We've got quite a ride in store for Mr Bond."
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