'Bond 25' video gives a behind-the-scenes look at Daniel Craig in action before injury

Hanna Flint
Contributor
Bond 25 (Credit: Universal)

The Bond 25 set seems to have endured a lot of ups and downs but a new video proves the team have managed to film some scenes.

Captured during the Caribbean leg of its production, Daniel Craig can be seen in action as 007 under the direction of Cary Fukunaga.

Craig can be seen wielding what looks like a harpoon in one shot while in another he is behind the wheel of a 4x4 jeep.

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His co-stars Jeffrey Wright and Lashana Lynch also make appears; Wright returns as Felix Leiter while Lynch makes her Bond girl debut as Nomi.

She recently appeared as pilot Maria Rambeau in Captain Marvel but now seems to be taking on a more sultry role in the 25th instalment of the Bond franchise.

It was while shooting in Jamaica that Craig suffered a foot injury which held up production for a few weeks to allow him to heal.

Then there was also a “controlled explosion” at Pinewood Studios that ripped the walls off the iconic 007 Stage earlier this month, injuring one crew member. Despite reassurances that the film was still on track, the Health and Safety Executive confirmed it is investigating the incident.

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Craig returned to work last week and Rami Malek, his co-star and this movie’s main villain, has stepped up to defend the production and his director.

Bond 25 (Credit: Universal)

“Daniel was injured, so they are shooting what they can,” he said at the Mr. Robot press junket. “I talked to Cary yesterday and the schedule has been altered. I know that. But with a franchise like this, I think they have it together. They have it figured out by now.

“I feel a substantial weight on my shoulders. I mean, Bond is something that we all grow up with. The one thing I have going for me is I played one beloved Brit in Freddie Mercury and I pulled that off, so I feel like I can possibly have a shot at playing the villain in a Bond film.”

Fukunaga himself publicly dismissed recent tabloid claims that his “intense video game sessions” were slowing down production, causing a mutinous atmosphere on set.

“If my RDR2 [Red Dead Redemption 2] progress is any indication, it’s been stunted at 63% for months and if anyone spoils the end for me before I wrap on B25 I’m going to be p***ed,” the director posted on Instagram.

Bond 25 is scheduled for an April 2020 release.