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‘Bond 25’ rocked by explosion on set, injuring crew member

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Daniel Craig as James Bond in 2012’s “Skyfall.”
(Francois Duhamel / Columbia Pictures/MCT)

“Bond 25” is facing yet another setback.

An explosion Tuesday at Pinewood Studios in London resulted in a minor injury to a crew member outside the 007 stage as well as damage to the set of the super-spy flick, which stars Daniel Craig and Rami Malek.

The injury and damage occurred during the filming of a controlled explosion, according to a tweet from the official 007 account. There were no injuries on the set.

It’s the latest controversy to plague the 25th installment of the long-running franchise, which has already sustained the exit of Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle, postponements in its release and an ankle injury for its star, Craig.

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British tabloid the Sun reported that the Buckinghamshire set was in total lockdown on Tuesday. It also said that the injured crew member was “crushed by part of the set which fell on him as he stood on a ramp outside the studios.”

However, U.S. representatives for the film declined to comment on those details, referring only to the official statement. They also would not comment on the overall effect of Tuesday’s developments on the beleaguered production.

“Bond 25,” the working title for the film, is being directed by American filmmaker Cary Joji Fukunaga and is set for release on April 8, 2020.

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