According to Deadline, a posted notice for production in Vancouver read, "Due to unforeseen circumstances, ['Deadpool 2'] was unable to complete its filming planned for August 14th and 15th" but filming was still scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday.
Ryan Reynolds Leads 'Deadpool 2' Crew in Moment of Silence After Stuntwoman Killed https://t.co/Oti5RIeiDP
— TMZ (@TMZ) August 16, 2017
Wednesday's downtown Vancouver filming included Deadpool himself shooting scenes on top of a flipped truck.
Deadline reports that Harris was brought onto "Deadpool 2" just last Wednesday when they realized they needed a different stunt performer. She was performing a stunt as the Domino character in the film (played on screen by Zazie Beetz) when the motorcycle that she was driving went out of control and crashed. She had already done several successful takes and was not wearing a helmet when the accident happened. According to Deadline, "the previous stunt double did have a helmet outfitted to go under the Domino wig but because of the short notice of joining Fox's 'Deadpool 2,' Harris did not have time to get such a helmet made for her."
Zazie Beetz posted a tribute to her stunt double:
On Monday, Reynolds tweeted a statement that the "Deadpool 2" cast and crew were "heartbroken, shocked, and devastated" by the death of the stuntwoman.
The British Columbia Coroners Service and WorkSafeBC are investigating what happened.
"Deadpool 2" is still scheduled to open June 1, 2018.
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