Details are slowly emerging on the cause of the horrific explosion on the set of the newest James Bond film that injured a crew member and tore apart a building.
The incident occurred on Tuesday, June 5th at the famed 007 Stage at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire, England.
Reports coming out right after the catastrophe said “that staff were left ‘seriously hurt’ and that the explosion took part of the roof and at least five wall panels off the famous 007 stage at Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire.
"It was also reported that the staff member was crushed by part of the set which fell on him.”
A source said: "It was utter chaos."
Now, a day later, shocking images show just how devastating the explosion was.
Sources report that the explosion was the result of a controlled detonation that didn’t go as planned.
"A fireball was supposed to go through the set. That was the stunt but something has gone horribly wrong."
The stunt was supposed to be filmed for use in the Bond thriller, but instead of a fireball, they got three huge explosions that blew off part off the roof and punched holes in the walls.
A tweet from the James Bond organization attempted to clarify the confusing reports.
“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.”
Tuesday’s blast was not the first mishap that has caused problems on the set of the highly-anticipated film.
First, the film’s director, Danny Boyle exited the project in August of last year. Filming was halted to find a new person to take the helm.
‘True Detective’ director Cary Joji Fukunaga was finally tapped to take over. The delay forced filmmakers to push back the anticipated October 2019 release date to April of next year.
“The film was then further delayed when Craig, 50, wanted to help wife Rachel Weisz out at home, after she gave birth to their first child together in September.”
Then, in May, star Daniel Craig was injured while on location in Jamaica, and require surgery on his ankle. His two-week absence, however, is not expected to affect the April opening date.
Now, with the newest setback, the release date is again in question, although studio bosses have not commented on the effect, if any, it will have on production time.
Working title ’BOND 25’ is the 25th installment of the perennial favorite ’007’ series. It is Craig’s fifth time starring as the beloved spy, James Bond.
The film boasts the acting talents of returning stars Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Naomie Harris, and Jeffrey Wright.
Oscar winner Rami Malek, ‘Captain Marvel’ star Lashana Lynch, and ‘Game Night’ actor Billy Magnussen will be joining the cast for this installment of the perennial favorite series.