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‘James Bond’ filming delayed after Daniel Craig injures ankle on-set

‘James Bond’ filming delayed after Daniel Craig injures ankle on-set

The 51-year-old suffered the injury while filming in Jamaica, according to The Sun, and a shoot planned for Pinewood Studios near London, which had been scheduled for this weekend, has been cancelled. He was apparently sprinting on the set when he slipped and fell, and has now been sent to the United States for x-rays. "He was in quite a lot of pain and was complaining about his ankle", the source said.

It's not yet known whether Craig has fractured, broken or bruised his ankle. The release is now scheduled for April 8, 2020.

Even now though it hasn't been officially stated by anyone, many seem to believe that Bond 25 will be Craig's final turn in the tuxedo, and on-set injuries probably help convince him to hang it up. He had two teeth knocked out during his first stunt scene for his Bond debut in "Casino Royale"; sustained a number of injuries, including slicing off the tip of a finger and tearing a shoulder muscle, on "Quantum of Solace"; and injured his knee during a fight scene for his most recent outing as the super spy in 2015's "Spectre". Original director Danny Boyle parted ways with the project over script disputes, resulting in the already-delayed film to be pushed from its initial release date of October 2019.

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In April the cast and the villain of the film were announced from Ian Flemming's iconic house in Jamaica. 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). Cary Fukunaga has since come aboard to take the reins. His peace is short-lived when his old friend Felix Leiter from the Central Intelligence Agency turns up asking for help.

Bond 25 will follow the British spy has he faces off against "a mysterious villain armed with unsafe new technology" while in pursuit of a missing scientist.