[UPDATED] DEADPOOL 2 To Resume Filming Following Stuntwoman's Tragic Accident
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"A lot has to do with the fact that there aren't really a lot of formal regulations," said Jon Miguel, co-founder of Stuntactical.
"There isn't as much as an emphasis on making sure that: 1. How can I do this stunt safely, and 2. Can I do this stunt at all?" Miguel said.
Miguel says in his experience, on-set stunt safety isn't clearly outlined and that needs to change.
"When you don't have any regulations in place, then bad things are bound to happen," Miguel said.
David Leitch, director of Deadpool 2 said in a statement to Deadline: “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.” A 20th Century Fox spokesman told Deadline: “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.”
“We are extremely saddened to hear of the tragic incident that took the life of a stuntwoman working on the set of Deadpool 2 downtown earlier today,” [Robertson] said in a statement. “Our condolences go out to her family and friends, and to all those working on set who have been impacted by the loss of their colleague. We will continue to support the crew and production as they work to recover emotionally and as they continue their next phase of filming.”Veteran stuntman and SAG/AFTRA Presidential Candidate Peter Antico weighed in on Tuesday.
“The stunt coordinators on those sets have vast experience tenure and are at the top of their game,” he said. “We have not received much information regarding the details of the incidents; however, I do know that the stunt community is not protected in our collective bargaining agreement and has not been for years. There are no qualifications for a stunt coordinator in our collective bargaining agreement. There never was. That is unconscionable. A producer can hire anyone who says they are a coordinator and most of the time you get what you pay for.”