Eon issues statement regarding 007 Stage explosion

Eon Statement counters tabloid reports of a serious injury on the set of Bond 25.

Eon Productions has issued a statement via the 007.com website and social media channels concerning an incident that occured on the 007 Stage this afternoon. Countering reports in The Sun that “three huge explosions” had taken off part of the roof and “seriously hurt” a crew member, the statement 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 statement was issued after The Sun reported three explosions had ripped through the set, which was partly damaged:

The member of staff was left crushed by part of the set which fell on him as he stood on a ramp outside the studios.

Crew on the film, which has plagued with issues since the beginning of filming, were testing a stunt involving a fireball in a laboratory when the incident took place.

Thankfully the injury was minor, according to Eon. While I’ve seen some people saying Bond 25 is cursed, remember the 007 Stage burnt down – for the second time – shortly after Casino Royale finished shooting.

David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

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