Much controversy not to mention delay has been surrounding the upcoming and supposedly last outing of Daniel Craig as James Bond 007. In the years past, it was a toss up of whether he still wanted to do the role or whether he was merely just holding out for a bigger paycheck. But Bond fans were finally able to breathe a sigh of relief when Craig officially said that he will still do Bond one last time.
This coincides with the 25th film in the franchise, of which the official title, is still being kept under wraps. Either that or they have yet to finally decide what to name it, based on the script and also of the filming schedule.
This bring us to another delay in the production as Daniel Craig himself recently injured his ankle while shooting the film down in Jamaica. Producers have confirmed that he would need time away from the shoot in order to undergo corrective surgery.
Production however will still continue while Craig is away and producers have estimated the time to be about two weeks. In spite of the injury, the film remains on track for its release date in April 2020.
Eon Productions obviously didn't specify what it'd be shooting while Daniel Craig is recuperating, but there are several other high-profile characters set to feature in the next Bond film.
Jeffrey Wright will be returning to the franchise as Bond's CIA contact Felix Leiter, who in the film enlists 007's help to find a missing scientist. Also back for this latest Bond film are Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes and Ben Whishaw as Q, the gadget specialist who equips Bond with gadgets that have saved Bond's life in the past. In short for agents these are tools, if not, toys of the trade.
Newcomers on the film includes Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek as a mysterious villain promising to give Bond anything but "an easy ride" in his 25th outing. And for us fans, that means a fun rollercoaster ride of movie filled with action, intrigue, espionage and exotic locations for which the Bond films have always been known for.
The 25th James Bond film will be released in the UK on April 3, 2020 and in the US on April 8, 2020.