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Deadpool 2 Shuts Down Production Following Death On Set

Posted By: Matt McGloin
Tue, 08/15/2017 - 18:23

Yesterday saw an accident on the set of Deadpool 2 that led to the death of stunt driver who was driving a motorcycle and went airborne crashing down on to the street. 

Now Fox Studios and Deadpool 2 have shut down production.

Deadline reports the fatality on set has seen production "shut down immediately, with no indication yet when work on the sequel will resume."

It's reported the local Vancouver law enforcement, the British Columbia Coroner’s Service and WorkSafeBC are investigating the accident. Deadpool 2 marked the stunt driver's first film, with the accident reportedly happening after several takes on Monday.

It's said the stunt woman was not wearing her helmet when the motorcycle went out of control causing her to go airborne with the bike crashing through the glass of a ground-floor studio inside Shaw Tower near Jack Poole Plaza. According to witnesses, the stunt driver never applied the brakes. The stunt driver was playing the role of Zazie Beetz's Domino character.

Fox Studios and Ryan Reynolds have both offered their condolences.

"We are deeply saddened by the accident that occurred on the set of Deadpool 2 this morning," a statement from Fox Studios says. "Our hearts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of our crew member during this difficult time."

Ryan Reynolds tweeted out the following:

The same day also saw Tom Cruise suffer an accident on the set of Mission Impossible 6, and last month saw the death of a stunt man on the set of The Walking Dead after suffering a fall. 

Deadpool 2 has a June 1, 2018 release directed by John Wick's David Leitch also starring Josh Brolin as the time travelling mutant Cable, Zazie Beetz as Domino, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Morena Baccarin as Vanessa, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Stefan Kapicic as the voice of Colossus with Shioli Kutsuna in a mystery role and Jack Kesy rumored as Black Tom Cassidy.

Deadpool 2 is written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick with Ryan Reynolds also on board as producer along with Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner.