And now for some sombre news. After a tragic accident that saw the death of a stunt woman on Monday (14 August), Deadpool 2 has recommenced filming in Vancouver.
Stunt performer Joi Harris was the first African-American female professional road racer and joined the crew last week as a stunt double for Zazie Beetz, who plays Domino. According to reports, Harris had been in the middle of filming a stunt that involved a motorcycle and had already filmed several successful takes, but on the last one the motorcycle went out of control and crashed.
Deadline reported that Harris had not been wearing a helmet when the accident occurred due to her joining the set at the last minute, which meant that she didn’t have time to get a helmet custom made for her.
The movie shut down production immediately after the tragedy occurred, and Ryan Reynolds took to Twitter and Instagram to post his condolences.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) August 14, 2017
Vancouver police are conducting a full investigation.