Secret agent James Bond may have a knack for shrugging off beatings and injuries that would lay out a normal man, but the guy who portrays him doesn’t have that sort of luck. A studio spokesman told the BBC that 007 actor Daniel Craig injured his leg while filming a fight sequence in the Austrian Alps, as part of the latest film in the Bond franchise, Spectre. The knee injury was at first thought to be only a sprain, but it turned out that the damage was more serious than originally believed, so Craig had to undergo arthroscopic surgery. He is currently resting and recovering.
What does this mean for the film, as far as meeting its release date? The production is already on a very tight schedule, hoping to make the scheduled release date of November 6th of this year. Will Craig’s injury force them to push it back? Spectre producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli told the Daily Mirror that it won’t. They point out that Craig underwent the surgery during a time when director Sam Mendes was filming scenes that didn’t include 007, and that Craig is expected to return to work on April 22nd. They say, “He expects to be back to meet his schedule and we are confident he will be fully fit again and there will be no delays.”
Will the 24th Bond film be able to meet that release date, which is only seven months from today, or will it have to be pushed back?