Daniel Craig spotted filming new Bond scenes for the first time in Jamaica as 007 appears to have a car chase through a busy market

0
215


DANIEL Craig has been pictured for the first time shooting his final outing as James Bond in Jamaica – and it appears he’s about to get himself into a car car chase!

The actor, 51, was snapped getting to work on the first day of shooting for the currently untitled 25th film in the sexy spy series.

Daniel, 51, was seen getting to work on his last outing as Bond
Splash News

Craig – who took over the Bond reins from Pierce Brosnan in 2005 – is seen filming alongside his CIA pal Felix Leiter, played by Jeffrey Wright.

The scene takes place in a busy market as Bond gets behind the wheel of an old, open-top Land Rover Defender.

Daniel’s stand-in is also visible in one of the photos.

The Hollywood star appears happy and relaxed as he gets down to filming – wearing jeans, a shirt with the sleeves rolled up and a pair of sunglasses.

The film, tentatively titled Bond 25, will follow 007 as he comes out of retirement to help a friend
Splash News
He was also wearing Bond’s trademark watch
Splash News
He was seen filming alongside his CIA friend Felix Leiter, played by Jeffrey Wright
Splash News
Jeffrey wore a green shirt and cream chinos
Splash News
The film, tentatively titled Bond 25, will follow 007 as he comes out of retirement to help a friend
Splash News
Daniel, who looked effortlessly suave, has been filming Jamaica – where Bond creator Ian Fleming wrote most of his novels
Splash News
Daniel had his makeup touched up by an assistant
Splash News
Daniel drove around in an old Land Rover Defender
Splash News

The film is expected to be released in cinemas on April 8, 2020 and is being directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga, who has helmed box office hits such as Jane Eyre while also holding writing credits to movie titles including 2017’s It.

This outing will see Bond living out his retirement in Jamaica – where Bond creator Ian Fleming wrote most of his novels – when Leiter comes to him for help to rescue a kidnapped scientist.

Bond 25 will have Ana de Armas, Lashana Lynch and Léa Seydoux as the Bond women. Naomie Harris will return as Eve Moneypenny. Oscar-winner Rami Malek will be starring as a super villain.

Daniel recently insisted he would welcome a woman taking over as James Bond.

Daniel, who has confirmed this will be his last Bond film, looked happy and relaxed on the set
Splash News

He also said that this latest Bond movie would be his last, even though producer Barbara Broccoli hopes he could return for another outing.

He said: “This is going to be my last Bond. I think I’ve done enough – people are going to get sick of the sight of me. Someone else should have a go.”

Craig’s hopes for a female Bond come after Broccoli abandoned a plot to build a 007 female series around Halle Berry’s Jinx character from Die Another Day six years ago.

And in 2013 Broccoli insisted that the secret service agent would be a man for the next 50 years of its existence.

The star recently insisted he would welcome a woman taking over as James Bond
Splash News

Asked if Bond could be played by a woman, Broccoli admitted: “I don’t know if it would actually work.

“I don’t think you can just change the gender of the character without any consequences.

“We have thought about doing a female spy story and I think that could be very exciting and challenging.

“If you were going to go with a female spy, you would want to write it for a woman, because I think they have many more dimensions to them and I think you would really want to make use of that.”

Daniel was seen chatting with the rest of the cast and crew
Splash News

The Sun’s Bizarre column recently revealed how the film was in chaos after Daniel was given creative control over the project.

And the unprecedented move has sparked concern within the Bond camp, with many departments anticipating clashes and meddling by a man who has form for rows and stern words on set.

A Bond insider said: “The move has got people’s backs up. Some are expecting constant arguments, as whatever Craig wants, he gets.”

Moreover, there is no script — and new Bond girl Ana de Armas indicated she is yet to discuss her role with director Fukunaga.

The film is expected to be released in cinemas on April 8, 2020
Splash News
Daniel’s stand-in was also visible
Splash News


An insider said: “Bond 25 is chronically underprepared, rudderless and lacking a boss to make any sort of decisions.

“And this for a movie which is potentially make or break for the whole franchise.”

British filmmaker Danny Boyle, 62, was axed last August after failing to agree on a storyline in which he intended to “kill off” Bond.

The film was scheduled for release in October 2019 but was heavily delayed in order to seal Craig’s signature.

It is now scheduled to be released next year. Craig’s insurance took extra time to sort out too, because of injuries he ­sustained filming Spectre.

//players.brightcove.net/5067014667001/default_default/index.min.js


Got a story? email digishowbiz@the-sun.co.uk or call us direct on 02077824220.

We pay for videos too. Click here to upload yours.



LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here