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A crew member was injured by an explosion on the set of Bond 25 yesterday (June 4). 

According to a spokesperson, a “controlled explosion” damaged the outside of the 007 stage at Pinewood Studios in Buckingham, causing a “minor injury” to a crew member outside.

A tweet from the official James Bond account said: “During the filming of a controlled explosion on the set of Bond 25 today at Pinewood Studios, damage was caused to the exterior of the 007 Stage. There were no injuries on set, however one crew member outside the stage has sustained a minor injury.”

The phone lines at Pinewood were down on Wednesday morning and Screen understands the roads in the lot around the damaged sound stage had been closed to contain the incident.

Last month Daniel Craig was injured while filming Bond 25 scenes in Jamaica. He required “minor ankle surgery” and missed filming for at least two weeks.

Bond 25 is set for release on April 3, 2020 in the UK and internationally, and April 8 in the US, having been pushed back first from October 25 this year and then February 14 next year. 

The film will be the first in the series to be distributed internationally by Universal, since it won the contract in May last year after Sony Pictures four-film deal expired with Spectre in 2015.

Annapurna Pictures will handle the US distribution in a joint venture with producers Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.

New cast this time around include Oscar winner Rami Malek, Ana De Armas, David Dencik, Dali Benssalah and Lashana Lynch.