Health and safety chiefs in the UK are looking into an incident in which a 007 crew member sustained an injury when a stunt went awry during the filming of the new James Bond movie, the Press Association reports.

An explosion at Britain's Pinewood Studios on Tuesday (June 4) rocked the Bond set, causing damage to the stage and one minor injury.

A tweet from the spy franchise's official Twitter 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 British Government's Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has not yet launched a formal investigation, but said in a statement: "HSE is aware of the incident and making initial inquiries."

The film has been beset by problems.

Last month, Bond actor Daniel Craig had to undergo minor ankle surgery after an injury on set.

The 51-year-old star - who will play the legendary British super spy for the fifth time in the as-yet untitled film - sustained the injury during filming in Jamaica.

Léa Seydoux, Ana de Armas, Daniel Craig, Naomie Harris and Lashana Lynch at the launch of Bond 25 at Ian Fleming's home GoldenEye in Montego Bay, Jamaica in April

Oscar-winning star Rami Malek will play the villain in the long-awaited movie, which is set to see Craig bow out as 007, having made his debut in 2006's Casino Royale.

Captain Marvel star Lashana Lynch, Blade Runner 2049's Ana de Armas and Game Night actor Billy Magnussen are joining the cast, while Ralph Fiennes, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear, Naomie Harris and Jeffrey Wright are reprising their roles.

The production has been repeatedly delayed over script disputes.

The delays were prompted in part by Oscar-winning director Danny Boyle's replacement by Cary Joji Fukunaga in September.

The film is now due to open in cinemas on April 8, 2020.

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