Bond 25 reveals when Daniel Craig will return to filming after on-set injury

Justin Harp
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From Digital Spy

Update: Bond 25 has confirmed that Daniel Craig will resume filming next week.

The 007 star has been out of action for a bit after injuring his ankle while shooting scenes in Jamaica and having to undergo surgery, but it looks like the actor is now ready to return.

The official James Bond Instagram account shared a behind-the-scene picture of Craig working out in the gym, alongside the caption: "Daniel Craig hitting the gym hard @pinewoodstudios, prepping for shooting next week!"

Earlier this month, Bond 25 producers revealed that a crew member was hurt in a separate incident during a controlled explosion, although the injury was only said to be "minor".

Original story (22/5): Daniel Craig has been sidelined from filming the long-delayed Bond 25 due to an unfortunate injury.

The 007 actor recently injured his ankle while filming in Jamaica, and now producers have confirmed that he'll have to take time away from his last Bond film to get corrective surgery.

A tweet from the official Bond account read: "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."

Eon Productions obviously didn't specify what it'd be shooting while Craig is recuperating, but there are several other high-profile characters set to feature in the next Bond film.

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Jeffrey Wright will be returning to the franchise as Bond's CIA contact Felix Leiter, who enlists 007's help to find a missing scientist. Also back are Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Whishaw as Bond's team at MI6.

Newcomers include Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek as a mysterious villain promising to give Bond anything but "an easy ride" in his 25th outing.

Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge has also come aboard for a script rewrite, and hinted that she's particularly keen to round out the female characters.

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"It's mainly about making them feel like real people, which they do in the previous films," she said on The Hollywood Reporter's Awards Chatter podcast. "I think Daniel's films have had really fantastic Bond girls and it's about keeping that up."

The 25th James Bond film will be released in the UK on April 3, 2020 and in the US on April 8, 2020.

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