AceShowbiz - Daniel Craig is preparing to return to work after sustaining an ankle injury on the set of "Bond 25" last month. The British actor got his body ready physically for the task by exercising as shown in a new behind-the-scenes photo.
Boasting about this, the official 007 Instagram page posted on Saturday, June 15 a photo of the 51-year-old hunk hitting the gym while still wearing a leg cast. "Daniel Craig hitting the gym hard, prepping for shooting next week!" read the caption.
Craig injured his leg while filming in Jamaica last month, forcing a shoot at Pinewood Studios near London to be canceled as he underwent surgery. Production, however, was later back on track while the actor spent time recovering.
The producers released a statement which 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."
It's unclear if Craig's injury will be included in the movie as he's still wearing a leg cast.
"Bond 25" faced another setback when there was an explosion on the set at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, England earlier this month. A "controlled" blast went awry and created a giant fireball, which set part of the building's roof on fire, leaving one crew member injured.
Announcing the on-set accident, a spokesperson wrote on the official 007 Twitter account, "During the filming of a controlled explosion on the set of Bond 25 today at Pinewood Studios, damage was caused to the exterior of the 007 Stage. There were no injuries on set, however one crew member outside the stage has sustained a minor injury."
The set explosion led to probing from Britain's Health and Safety Executive (HSE), but the result has not been announced yet.
Cary Fukunaga is serving behind the lens for the yet-to-be-titled movie. Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Whishaw return as Eve Moneypenny, M and Q, respectively. Rami Malek is cast as the villain, with Lashana Lynch and Billy Magnussen taking other new roles.