James Bond's new ride? Daniel Craig spotted in a Land Rover on the sets of 'Bond 25'
Set photos show 007 driving a battered Land Rover instead of his usual Aston Martin DB5 in Jamaica. Land Rover had previously confirmed some of its vehicles will be seen in Bond 25, as has Aston Martin.
With less than a year to go for Bond 25, there are tidbits of new info popping up and Land Rover has even tweeted a picture of Craig and a blue Land Rover indicating that he would be using the car in one of the sequences. The British actor was seen on set in Jamaica, four days after the film's cast and plot details were unveiled in a live stream. While the fans are used to seeing Bond in an Aston Martin, the image shows Craig driving an blue old Land Rover Series III.
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There were also set images that showed Bond interacting with Leiter Felix (Jeffrey Wright) who plays a CIA operative in the film. As explained by producer, Barbara Broccoli, the film opens with 007 living a relaxed life in Jamaica after leaving active service before Felix shows up asking for help in a mission to rescue a scientist who was kidnapped.
The set photos also showed Bond's stunt double Jean-Charles Rousseau as he got in the driver's seat of the beaten up Land Rover for the more dangerous scenes.
According to Daily Mail, Rousseau grew up adoring the James Bond series and 'dreaming' of being in American action films like 'The Terminator' and 'Die Hard'. His Hollywood resume includes 'Jason Bourne', 'Fast and Furious 6' and 'Mission Impossible 6'.
There was no sign of the other cast members on the set. Oscar winner and 'Bohemian Rhapsody' star Rami Malek plays the villain in Bond 25. Also part of the cast are Dali Benssalah, Lashana Lynch, Ana De Armas as Paloma, David Dencik and Billy Magnussen. Ralph Fiennes (M), Léa Seydoux (Dr. Madeleine Swann), Ben Whishaw (Q) and Rory Kinnear (Bill Tanner) will return while 'Fleabag star' Phoebe Waller-Bridge has been recruited to help pen the script.
Previous Bond films have seen Craig drive a series of Aston Martin cars. In 'Casino Royale' (2006), he drives an Aston Martin DB5 ('Casino Royale', 'Skyfall', and 'Spectre') and an Aston Martin DBS V12 in his first two outings as Bond.
However, one shouldn't expect to see this old Land Rover get involved in any of action scenes as according to Jalopnik the Series III was very slow and our hero wouldn't stand much of a chance.
Land Rover had previously confirmed some of its vehicles will be in Bond 25, as has Aston Martin, but no specific models have yet to be revealed. Seems like this old model of the Land Rover is well suited for the Bond's retired life in Jamaica and while he does drive a Land Rover, it is only a matter of time before we see him behind the classic DB5. There are also rumors of Bond going for an electric ride this time, so who knows what Aston Martin has up their sleeves this time.