Marvel Studios Wonder Man crew member dies in accident during filming
Unfortunately, a crew member working on Marvel Studios’ upcoming Wonder Man TV series died today in an accident during filming.
Deadline was first to report the news, which IGN has confirmed is accurate. The accident occurred at CBS Radford Studios in Los Angeles, where one of the series’ workers died after falling from the rafters. While Wonder Man isn’t filming today, the crew was there working on the Marvel show, which is set to resume production next month.
“Our deepest thoughts and condolences are with his family and friends, and our support is behind the investigation into the circumstances of this incident,” a Marvel Studios spokesperson said in a statement to Deadline.
The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees also released the following statement about the incident via President Matthew D. Loeb: “Everyone in the IA family is shocked and deeply saddened by this tragic loss. We are working to support our member’s family, fellow members, and colleagues. Safety on set is our top priority and we will assist Cal/OSHA in their investigation in any way we can. If you feel unsafe on set Shooting for any reason, members can call the IATSE Safety Hotline at 844-422- 9273 or use our Safety Information App.”
It was first revealed that Marvel Studios was developing a Wonder Man series for Disney+ in June 2022, and it was reported shortly after that Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Aquaman, HBO’s Watchmen) was on board to play Simon Williams/Wonder Man. The character, who gained superpowers after a deal with villain Baron Zemo, was first introduced in 1964’s Avengers #9. He started out as an enemy of the Avengers, but was eventually reborn and ended up siding with the superhero crew.
The series was developed by Shang-Chi and Legend of the Ten Rings director Destin Daniel Cretton, with Brooklyn Nine-Nine and Community alum Andrew Guest as head writer. Wonder Man doesn’t have a premiere date yet, but THR reports that it completed some filming before it needed to be paused due to the SAG-AFTRA strike in July. It is unclear how much production will need to be done.
This story has been updated to include a statement by the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees.
Alex Stedman is a senior news editor at IGN, overseeing entertainment reporting. When she’s not writing or editing, you can find her reading fantasy novels or playing Dungeons & Dragons.