Following the death of stuntwoman Joi “SJ” Harris while filming in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Monday, production on Fox’s Deadpool 2 has been shut down indefinitely.
Harris was doubling for Domino in the fatal sequence, which was set to be her first film stunt. Reports say that she was not wearing a helmet when the crash occurred.
An investigation by British Columbian Law Enforcement as well as the Coroner’s Service and WorkSafeBC will take place to determine what happened to cause the first African-American female pro road racer’s accident.
Ryan Reynolds, who plays Deadpool, offered his condolences on Twitter:
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 14, 2017
Josh Brolin, who is set to make his debut as Cable in the film, wrote the following post on his Instagram:
Harris’ accident is the second high-profile Hollywood death in just over a month. In July, John Bernecker — a stuntman on AMC’s The Walking Dead — died as a result of head injuries sustained in a fall.
Directed by David Leitch (John Wick), Deadpool 2 sees the return of Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, T.J. Miller as Weasel, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Stefan Kapičić as the voice of Colossus, and Karan Soni as Dopinder, with newcomers Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Cable, Julian Dennison in an unknown role, and Jack Kesy as a villain widely thought to be Black Tom Cassidy. The film opens June 1, 2018.
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