A stuntwoman riding a motorcycle was killed Monday on the Vancouver set of Deadpool 2.
Tragedy hit the set of Deadpool 2 in Vancouver. Image: Fox
Authorities have yet to release the woman’s name, but it’s believed she may have been doubling Zazie Beetz, who plays Domino in the film. The accident occurred at Jack Poole Plaza where the driver lost control of the motorcycle and crashed into the Shaw Tower, according to CTV News.
A local reporter posted these photos from the scene.
— Ben Miljure (@CTVNewsBen) August 14, 2017
20th Century Fox, who is producing the film, released the following statement:
We are deeply saddened by the accident that occurred on the set of ‘Deadpool 2’ this morning. Our hearts and prayers are with the family, friends and colleagues of our crew member during this difficult time.
Deadpool 2, directed by David Leitch, stars Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin and Beetz. It’s scheduled to open in the US 1 June 2018.
Update 10:20AM: Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds just released the following statement on Twitter.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 14, 2017
In other news, Deadline reports the stunt had been rehearsed for several days and run “at least five times” before the fatal incident. There’s still no word as to what went wrong, however, and an investigation is ongoing. There are also reports that Deadpool 2 was this stuntwoman’s first film.