A woman performing a motorcycle stunt on the set of Deadpool 2 has died, according to the Vancouver police. It is believed the woman is the stunt double for Zazie Beetz, who plays Domino in the sequel.
“Vancouver Police can confirm that a female stunt driver has died on the set of Deadpool during a stunt on a motorcycle,” the local police department said in a statement. “VPD officers are at the scene, along with officers from WorkSafeBC. More information will be released when it is available.”
Witnesses told CTV News that a motorcycle stunt was being filmed at the Jack Poole Plaza when she lost control and went airborne. The bike would then crash through a window on the ground-floor of Shaw Tower. The unidentified woman was loaded into an ambulance and taken to a nearby hospital.
Just last week, images and videos surfaced from the set of Deadpool 2 previewing stunts being performed by stand-ins for Josh Brolin and Beetz.
Principal photography has been under way on Deadpool 2 in Vancouver for nearly a month, with Beetz arriving on the set just last week. With Brolin joining the Atlanta actress and Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds, all three key players are in place for the Fox sequel.
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.