First official look at 'Bond 25' as filming hits London

Ben Arnold
Contributor
Daniel Craig in Bond 25 (Credit: Eon)

007 has arrived in London, and we now have our first official shot from Bond 25.

It finds Daniel Craig's veteran secret agent in an impossibly sharp suit striding down Whitehall, with a classic Aston Martin V8 at his heels.

After pretty secretive shoots in Norway and then Jamaica, we now have a glut of on-set material via the official James Bond Twitter.

There's a shot of Craig with the Household Cavalry, and some additional pomp going on down what looks like the Mall yesterday.

Then he's seen pulling up to the curb in the V8, as London traffic flows past on Whitehall.

Producers also shared some brief video footage last week too, with Craig in a Land Rover and taking in some of the Jamaican nightclubbing, as well as a glimpse of Jeffrey Wright's Felix Leiter, thought to be key to the plot of the movie, and Lashana Lynch, who plays Nomi.

It all paints a picture of a shoot going swimmingly, but the reality has been rather far from that.

There have been not a few issues since principle photography on the so-far untitled movie began at the end of April (and before that, if we're counting Cary Fukunaga replacing Danny Boyle as director).

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Craig sustained an ankle injury while filming in Port Antonio, Jamaica, and was jetted back to the US for surgery, holding up filming for several weeks.

Then back at Pinewood Studios, a controlled explosion on set injured a crew-member, further interrupting production.

This all followed reports that the movie's script is being constantly re-written as the movie films, with the likes of Craig, Fukunaga and Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge all having input on Neal Purvis and Robert Wade's

Still, it's said that the slated release date remains unaffected by the various delays.

Also starring Rami Malek, Lea Seydoux, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Rory Kinnear, Ben Whishaw, and Ana de Armas.