Deadpool 2 Stuntwoman Dies On Set Attempting Motorcycle Stunt
A stuntwoman was killed Monday on the set of Deadpool 2 in Vancouver while filming a motorcycle stunt for the much-anticipated sequel to Marvel Comic’s anti-superhero blockbuster, police said.
“Vancouver Police can confirm that a female stunt driver has died on the set of Deadpool during a stunt on a motorcycle,” police said in a statement.
Images posted in local newspapers showed police taping off a black Ducati motorcycle sitting on its side next to a smashed officer tower window in downtown Vancouver.
The Deadpool 2 set has been hit by tragedy after a stuntwoman died while performing a stunt.
According to CTV News Vancouver, the stunt driver whose name has been withheld was said to have been performing a motorcycle stunt sequence when the fatal accident occurred. The woman lost control of the motorcycle and wasn’t moving after crashing through the glass window.
The victim is believed to be the stunt double for Deadpool 2 actress Zazie Beetz, who plays Domino in the 2018 sequel.
The Deadpool sequel is currently being shot in Vancouver, Canada, and the news of the stunt woman’s death was confirmed by the city’s police via their website.
The Vancouver Police have issued the following statement, regarding the tragic event:
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.
Actress Zazie Beetz, who is best known for her role in the FX television network series Atlanta, was reportedly spotted driving the motorcycle, or one like it, during filming.
Beetz has been cast in the film as Domino, a mercenary with exceptional marksmanship and fighting skills, and mutant powers.
The first Deadpool movie earned US$783 million at the box office.
Production on the sequel, which also stars Ryan Reynolds as the title character and Josh Brolin, began two months ago.
Credit: CTV News | www.bc.ctvnews.ca
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