‘Deadpool 2’ stunt actor dies on set. According to reports, Vancouver police department said a female died while performing a motorcycle stunt on Monday. “Vancouver Police can confirm that a female stunt driver has died on the set of Deadpool during a stunt on a motorcycle,” police said in a statement.
A stunt driver has died on the set of Deadpool during a stunt on a motorcycle. VPD & @WorkSafeBC investigators are at the scene.
— Vancouver Police (@VancouverPD) August 14, 2017
This news comes just weeks after a stunt actor died on set of The Walking Dead. John Bernecker died after falling from a 25-foot-high balcony while performing a stunt on the Georgia set of The Walking Dead. Production was stopped after the veteran stuntman’s accident, and Bernecker was rushed to Atlanta Medical Center.
Deadpool 2 is an upcoming superhero movie based on the Marvel Comics character Deadpool. It will be the 12th installment in the X-Men film series and a sequel to the box office hit 2016 movie Deadpool. The movie will be directed by David Leitch based on a script by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, with Ryan Reynolds reprising the starring role alongside Morena Baccarin, T. J. Miller, Leslie Uggams, Brianna Hildebrand, Stefan Kapičić, Zazie Beetz, Josh Brolin, and Jack Kesy.
The original production team was supposed to lead the movie. However, Deadpool director Tim Miller did not return for the second film over creative differences with Ryan Reynolds and was later replaced by Leitch. An extensive casting search to fill the role of Cable took place, with Josh Brolin ultimately cast in the role. Filming began in June 2017 in British Columbia, Canada.