Bond 25 hits snag after Daniel Craig's injury — how long for?

Spectre dir. Sam Mendes 2015

Daniel Craig has reportedly injured his ankle, but will this influence the Bond 25 release date?

Regrettably, Bond 25 has encountered many issues since its inception. A number of fans even anticipated it to have come and gone by now, as it has been four years since Spectre. We've seen director Danny Boyle (Trainspotting) take the helm, only to depart due to creative differences. However, things appeared back on track recently; with Cary Joji Fukunaga (Beasts of No Nation) directing and such stars as Rami Malek (Mr. Robot) and Ana de Armas (War Dogs) joining the cast, it's sure to be one of Daniel Craig's finest outings as 007. 

It's hard to think of many other cinematic franchises which attract such a level of obsession. The character is incredibly important to so many — an icon of literature and film forever ingrained into popular culture. Since the announcement of Bond 25, we've all been preparing ourselves for Craig to reprise the role for one last time before allowing another to fill the coveted position.

Speculation of whom that may be has been rife for over a year now, but until we've seen Bond 25 it's not quite so important. What is important, is seeing Craig go down as one of the all-time best to grace the title. For that to happen, his  007 swansong has to be a success. 

Things appeared to be going swimmingly, but production has encountered more issues just recently. As reported by Metro - along with many others - the actor has injured his ankle while filming in Jamaica. The 51-year-old was said to be shooting a chase sequence when he suddenly slipped, while the source addresses that this took place only two weeks into the project's shooting schedule. 

Hopefully, Craig makes a swift recovery and is back on his feet in no time to resume production. Will this influence the current release date of April 8, 2020? At the moment, it's uncertain, as the same source does include that this weekend's shooting schedule at London's Pinewood Studios has been cancelled. More updates are likely to follow soon, but as of yet, it seems unfair to predict the release date enduring further delays. 

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