Seemingly always under a perpetual black cloud during production, Spectre has experienced another small set back. Daniel Craig is said to have sprained his knee in early February while shooting an action sequence on set at Pinewood Studios. He had to undergo knee surgery this weekend, though Eon Productions says it was a 'minor procedure'. The actor was flown to New York for the surgery during Easter break.
A spokeswoman for Spectre says that production will not be delayed. She also denied that the 47 year-old Daniel Craig had missed 'several days of shooting' on the 24th 007 movie. She says:
"During a scheduled break, Daniel Craig had arthroscopic surgery to repair his knee injury. He will rejoin production on April 22nd at Pinewood."
Spectre began filming last December at the Pinewood Studios location in Buckinghamshire. The film has since shot on location in Rome and Mexico. Spectre will serve as Daniel Craig's fourth movie as secret agent James Bond. The film follows the very successful Skyfall, which brought in $1.1 billion worldwide.
Spectre stars Christoph Waltz as Oberhauser, who, in the novels, was Bond's former skiing instructor. The rumor is that Oberhauser will actually be revealed as iconic Bond villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Blofeld was the "number one" in Spectre, an international crime syndicate which was last seen in the Sean Connery-era movies. Former Bond Roger Moore sent out the following tweet, offering his support and services if needed:
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