Following the recent death of Joi Harris, a pro racer who was working as a first-time stunt driver Deadpool 2 has stopped production of the film.
Harris was performing a motorcycle stunt while doubling in as Zazie Beetz character Domino when he bike crashed through the glass floor at Shaw Tower in Vancouver, where Deadpool 2 is currently filming. Canadian Law enforcement agencies are looking into the incident and the production of the film should begin shortly.
Here's what the cast and crew had to say about the incident:
Ryan Reynolds posted on his twitter page stating:
"Today, We tragically lost a memeber of our crew while filming Deadpool. We're heartbroken, shocked and devastated... but recognize nothing can come close to the grief and inexplicable pain her family and loved ones must feel in this moment. My heat pours out to them -- along with each and every person she touched in this world."
Director David Leitch stated:
"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 also had a few words to say:
"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."
The Vancouver Police are looking into the mater also and stated the following:
"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."
Our condolences go out to friends and family of Joi Harris.
Deadpool 2 is expected to release June 1, 2018.