The first official details of a stuntwoman’s death on the set of “Deadpool 2” were released on Friday, revealing the circumstances surrounding the motorcycle accident on the Vancouver, Canada, set earlier this week.
Joi “S.J.” Harris was killed on Monday when she was thrown through a plate glass window after losing control of her motorcycle, according to a preliminary report from British Columbia’s workplace safety organization WorkSafeBC.
According to The Canadian Press, Harris’ stunt involved driving a Ducati 939 Hyperstrada out of the open doors of a building, across a concrete pad and down a ramp that had been built over three stairs before coming to a stop. It was during the first shooting of the scene that her bike continued driving beyond the planned stop and struck a curb.
Harris was performing the stunt for the highly-anticipated sequel to last year’s comic book movie starring Ryan Reynolds. She was standing in for star Zazie Beetz, who plays Domino in the film.
“People were running on the sidewalk, the motorcycle comes flying across the street, looks like from a ramp because it was in the air,” one witness told Global News following the incident. “[The rider was] standing on the bike, slams into that building, clearly hit and out-of-control and clearly not planned.”
Filming resumed on Wednesday after Reynolds led the crew in a moment of silence for Harris.
“Deadpool 2” has been in production in Vancouver since late June. It is slated for a June 1, 2018, release.
All 6 of 2016's Superhero Movies Ranked From Worst to Best (Photos)
While 2016 saw some kickass superhero movies that blew away fans (and the box office), there were also some duds that left some grumbling. Here the year's releases ranked from worst to best.
6. "Suicide Squad"
DC Comics' supervillain mashup was easily the worst of the bunch, with an atrocious villain (Cara Delevingne's Enchantress) who did a wiggle dance and defied logic.
5. "X-Men: Apocalypse"
Speaking of underwhelming villains, Oscar Isaac's Apocalypse in "X-Men: Apocalypse" left fans wanting more. However, some of the mutants still managed to literally shine, such as Sophie Turner's Jean Grey.
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4. "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"
Had Warner Bros. released the ultimate cut of "Batman v Superman" in theaters, the film would have ranked higher on this list. Sadly they didn't -- and it's not.
3. "Captain America: Civil War"
This "Avengers"-like sequel dazzled audiences with its tight plotting and numerous set pieces while introducing the Black Panther, Giant Man and Spider-Man to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
2. "Doctor Strange"
Marvel's big gamble paid off and "Doctor Strange" successfully introduced audiences to the magical side of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It also finally launched Benedict Cumberbatch into leading man territory with his portrayal of the Sorcerer Supreme.
The R-rated Ryan Reynolds vehicle managed to not only set the stage for superhero movies earlier this year, but successfully launched the careers of both its filmmakers (led by director Tim Miller) and kickoff a new franchise for 20th Century Fox.