Of all the things to stop James Bond dead in his tracks, a small knee injury wouldn’t be the first obstacle to come to mind. Nevertheless, following an on-set accident back in February, MGM has confirmed that star Daniel Craig underwent minor knee surgery during a scheduled Spectre break to correct said injury. He is human, after all!
Here’s what a spokesperson had to say about the incident, which won’t have any impact on the film’s production schedule.
“During a scheduled break, Daniel Craig had arthroscopic surgery to repair his knee injury. He will rejoin production on April 22nd at Pinewood.”
Craig first sprained his knee whilst filming an action scene at England’s famous Pinewood Studios, though this didn’t affect Spectre‘s European shoots that followed, as it’s understood the actor didn’t miss any days of filming as production switched to Rome and later Mexico to capture Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday).
Mind you, series stalwart Sir Roger Moore was on hand were the injury to persist, after the 87-year-old took to Twitter to jokingly put himself forward as a replacement back when the accident first occurred.
Sorry to hear Daniel Craig has sprained his knee on set #Spectre. Being 007 is not without its hazards. I’m available to step in if needed.
— Sir Roger Moore (@sirrogermoore) February 6, 2015
Joining the fresh-out-of-surgery Craig for Mendes’ spy thriller are Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes, Christoph Waltz, Monica Bellucci, David Bautista, Léa Seydoux and Sherlock star Andrew Scott. Spectre is due to hit theaters on November 6.
In SPECTRE, a cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE. Sam Mendes returns to direct SPECTRE, with Daniel Craig reprising his role as 007 for the fourth time. SPECTRE is produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, from a script by John Logan and Neal Purvis & Robert Wade.
Source: BBC News