Even James Bond sometimes need to press pause. Daniel Craig injured himself while filming the latest spy caper in Jamaica and according to The Sun, had to be flown to the U.S. for x-rays after he slipped while running and hurt his foot.
The 51-year-old famously insists on doing his own 007 stunts and this ankle twist represents the latest in the injuries he’s sustained since taking the lead in the iconic franchise.
During his first-ever stunt in 2006’s Casino Royale, also his first outing as the super-spy, Craig sustained a blow to the face that knocked out two teeth; his shoulder took a beating during the filming of Quantum of Solace and he hurt his knee badly enough to suspend shooting for two weeks on Spectre while he recovered from surgery.
Say what you will about the man but he is nothing if not dedicated to the role.
This setback is the latest in a series of hurdles that have dogged the production of Bond 25, including original director, Oscar-winner Danny Boyle, dropping out which meant a delay in shooting.
But things turned around, with True Detective‘s Cary Joji Fukunaga coming on as director and Rami Malek, who picked up an Oscar for his work as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, was confirmed as the Bond villain just last month, promising to bring his unblinking intensity to the world of spies and international intrigue created by Ian Fleming.
— James Bond (@007) April 25, 2019
As for an official title? It seems the powers that be, aka producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, still don’t have a name.
The movie is scheduled for an April 2020 opening but no word on whether Craig’s injury will push that date back.