James Bond crew member injured after explosion filmed at Pinewood Studios
4 June 2019, 19:02 | Updated: 5 June 2019, 07:14
A crew member working on the new James Bond film has been hurt during the filming of an explosion.
The blast damaged the outside of the famous 007 Stage at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, where the spy franchise is produced.
The makers of the film - which has been plagued by problems - said no one was injured on set but a crew member outside the stage suffered "a minor injury".
According to the Sun, the film crew were testing a stunt involving a fireball in a laboratory when the explosion took off part of the complex's roof and at least five wall panels.
The injured crew member was crushed by part of the set which fell on him, the newspaper said.
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 latest incident comes after Bond star Daniel Craig was injured while filming in Jamaica last month, forcing the actor to undergo "minor ankle surgery".
It was reported that the 51-year-old slipped and hurt himself while filming an action sequence.
The film's makers said at the time that production would continue while Craig was "rehabilitating for two weeks post-surgery".
Meanwhile, Danny Boyle quit as the film's director last year, with creative differences between him and Craig said to be part of the reason behind his departure.
The 25th Bond instalment - directed by Cary Joji Fukunaga - will be Craig's fifth outing as 007, with Oscar-winner Rami Malek set to play the film's villain.
Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge is working on the script for the as-yet-untitled movie, which is due to be released in April 2020.
(c) Sky News 2019: James Bond crew member injured after explosion filmed at Pinewood Studios