Daniel Craig 'will return to Bond 25 filming within the WEEK after injuring his ankle in dramatic fall in Jamaica'

  • Daniel Craig, 51, reportedly injured his ankle filming in Jamaica this month 
  • The star is reprising his role in the currently untitled, Bond 25 
  • Production is said to have been halted whilst Daniel recovers from his injury 
  • Bond 25 has been beset with production problems
  • Director Danny Boyle quit the film and the screenplay is reportedly unfinished  

Daniel Craig will reportedly return to Bond 25 filming within the week after injuring his ankle as filming concluded in Jamaica.

The Sun reports the 007 actor, 51, tweaked his ankle ligaments after falling during filming for a high-octane scene for his fifth outing as the iconic Secret Service Agent.

The Layer Cake actor is said to have flown to New York City for treatment, but is thought to be 'furious' that he injured himself - causing filming to be suspended - after months of gruelling preparation for the role.       

Comeback: Daniel Craig will reportedly return to Bond 25 filming within the week after injuring his ankle as filming concluded in Jamaica (pictured April 2019)

Comeback: Daniel Craig will reportedly return to Bond 25 filming within the week after injuring his ankle as filming concluded in Jamaica (pictured April 2019)

Action-packed: The Sun reports the 007 actor, 51, tweaked his ankle ligaments after falling during filming for a high-octane scene for his fifth outing as the iconic Secret Service Agent (pictured in 2012's Skyfall)

Action-packed: The Sun reports the 007 actor, 51, tweaked his ankle ligaments after falling during filming for a high-octane scene for his fifth outing as the iconic Secret Service Agent (pictured in 2012's Skyfall)

A source told the website: 'Things were deemed to be a disaster at first. But the injury is not as severe as believed and he will be able to film while not over exerting his ankle.

'He will be back on set within the week.

'Daniel was furious that he had suffered an injury after spending months getting into prime physical shape.'

Daniel, who is reprising his role as Bond for the fifth and final time, was said to flown to the US for X-rays and was allegedly examined by the same surgeon who treated England captain Harry Kane's ankle injury.  

Hard worker: The Layer Cake actor is said to have flown to New York City for treatment, but is thought to be 'furious' that he injured himself after months of gruelling preparation for the role (pictured in 2008'S Quantum Of Solace)

Hard worker: The Layer Cake actor is said to have flown to New York City for treatment, but is thought to be 'furious' that he injured himself after months of gruelling preparation for the role (pictured in 2008'S Quantum Of Solace)

MailOnline has contacted Daniel's representatives for comment.     

The updates comes after production for the upcoming James Bond movie was reportedly suspended after Daniel's injury. 

According to The Sun, filming at Pinewood Studios in London, which had been scheduled for this weekend, has been cancelled.

Taking a break:The updates comes after production for the upcoming James Bond movie was reportedly suspended after Daniel's injury (pictured in 2012's Skyfall)

Taking a break:The updates comes after production for the upcoming James Bond movie was reportedly suspended after Daniel's injury (pictured in 2012's Skyfall)

A source told the publication: 'He was sprinting during filming when he slipped and fell quite awkwardly.

'He was in quite a lot of pain and was complaining about his ankle.

'As you'd expect he was also pretty angry that it had happened. He threw his suit jacket on the ground in sheer frustration.' 

MailOnline has contacted Daniel's representatives for comment. 

Ouch: The English actor, 51, is said to have hurt himself whilst filming the upcoming movie - currently dubbed Bond 25 - in Jamaica (pictured in the 2008 Bond film Casino Royale)

Ouch: The English actor, 51, is said to have hurt himself whilst filming the upcoming movie - currently dubbed Bond 25 - in Jamaica (pictured in the 2008 Bond film Casino Royale) 

Bond 25 has been blighted by drama from the beginning, with Daniel's involvement in the film initially thrown into question when he claimed that he would rather 'slash his wrists than reprise the role', before making a complete U-turn and signing up for the movie.

Filming for the movie began last month, four years after the previous Bond film, Spectre, was released.  

Yet it has been claimed that the screenplay for the untitled film is being endlessly re-written by a committee consisting of director Cary Joji Fukunaga, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and 007 himself, Daniel. 

One to watch: Bond 25 cast (L-R) Lea Seydoux, Ana de Armas, Daniel, Naomie Harris and Lashana Lynch began filming the new movie last month

One to watch: Bond 25 cast (L-R) Lea Seydoux, Ana de Armas, Daniel, Naomie Harris and Lashana Lynch began filming the new movie last month 

'She's writing a re-write of a re-write,' a film-making source told the Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye of Waller-Bridge's recent involvement in the project. 

'Daniel's writing. Cary's writing. The crew reckon they're working on a well-polished s**t show.

'They have an outline of plot, but dialogue is all last-minute. It's not the way to make a movie. I would imagine they'll sort it out in the cutting room. That's where most movies get made anyway. But you'd think the Bond lot would be more together.'

The cast, led by Craig, Naomie Harris, Lea Seydoux, Lashana Lynch and Ana de Armas, have been on location in Jamaica but are heading back to Europe to link up with Rami Malek, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Whishaw.

Bond 25 has been beset with production problems. 

Original director Danny Boyle left by mutual consent, after proposing to kill off 007.

Boyle was replaced by Fukunaga, who installed Scott Z. Burns to re-jig a script by Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.

Craig felt more improvements were needed, and enticed Fleabag and Killing Eve superstar Waller-Bridge to give the piece another polish. 

Quit: Bond 25 has been beset with production problems. Original director Danny Boyle left by mutual consent, after proposing to kill off 007

Quit: Bond 25 has been beset with production problems. Original director Danny Boyle left by mutual consent, after proposing to kill off 007

The unnamed film – scheduled for release next April and rumoured to be a remake of 1969's On Her Majesty's Secret Service starring George Lazenby – opens with Bond having left active service.

Unfortunately his retirement is interrupted by the arrival in Jamaica of his CIA friend, Felix Leiter, who persuades him to help rescue a kidnapped scientist.

Bond's arch-enemy will be played by Oscar-winner Rami Malek, who starred as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody. 

On board: Craig felt more improvements were needed, and enticed Fleabag and Killing Eve superstar Phoebe Waller-Bridge to join the writing team

On board: Craig felt more improvements were needed, and enticed Fleabag and Killing Eve superstar Phoebe Waller-Bridge to join the writing team 

 

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Daniel Craig 'will return to Bond 25 filming within the WEEK after injuring his ankle'

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