A member of the crew of the Marvel Studios series Wonder Man has died in an accident on set. The accident occurred Tuesday at Radford Studios, where the crewmember, a rigger, fell from the rafters.
Yahya Abdul-Mateen II stars in Wonder Man as Simon Williams, a stuntman-turned superhero. The show was not filming Tuesday, but the crew was working.
“Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with his family and friends, and our support is behind the investigation into the circumstances of this accident,” Marvel Studios said in a statement.
Wonder Man completed some filming before the SAG-AFTRA strike shut things down in July. It is unclear how much more work is due on the series, although one source said most of the shooting had been completed and only some pick-ups were planned in the coming days or weeks.
The show counts Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings‘ Destin Daniel Creton and Brooklyn Nine-Nine‘s Andrew Guest as among the behind-the-scenes talents. Ben Kingsley is among the Marvel actors returning, to reprise the role of thespian Trevor Slattery.