Production on ‘Deadpool 2’ Shut Down After Death of a Stunt Double

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Production on Marvel‘s upcoming Deadpool 2 movie came to an abrupt halt after a stunt driver was killed while filming a scene on a motorcycle.

Joi “SJ” Harris, a stunt double for actress for Zazie Beetz playing the role of Domino, was killed after her motorcycle crashed through glass of a studio in Vancouver, Canada where the movie is currently filming.  Harris was a professional racer and this was her first time working as a stunt double.

Vancouver authorities are currently investigating the accident. They released the following statement:

“Vancouver Police can confirm that a female stunt driver has died on the set of Deadpool during a stunt on a motorcycle. VPD officers are at the scene, along with officers from WorkSafeBC. More information will be released when it is available.”

People involved in the production of the movie also released statements after Harris’s passing.

The star of the movie, Ryan Reynolds, released this tweet:

The director of the movie, David Leitch, said the following:

I’m deeply saddened by the loss of one of our stunt performers today. No words can express how I and the rest of the Deadpool 2 crew feel about this tragedy. Our thoughts are with her family, friends and loved ones in this difficult time.” 

20th Century Fox 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.”

Production on the movie should start again soon. Deadpool 2 is scheduled to hit theaters June 1, 2018.

Our thoughts go out to Harris and her family.

Image Credit: ABC


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