Movies are one of the most common forms of entertainment nowadays. However, the audience is rarely aware of how difficult the process of making a movie is, and it can potentially even endanger the people present on the movie set. Although the action sequences and stunts are usually done by trained professionals, and the studios assure us of good security measures on movie sets, the accidents are still happening, unfortunately.
In the history of Hollywood, many movies remained infamously known for tragedies and unfortunate situations that happened on the movie set. We still remember when Brandon Lee was fatally wounded while filming ‘Crow’ back in 1993. Joi Harris, a stuntwoman, tragically died while performing a motorcycle stunt while filming ‘Deadpool 2,’ and let’s not forget the most recent tragic event when Halyna Hutchins, a cinematographer, was shot dead by a prop gun on the set of ‘Rust.’
Although this accident you’re going to read about in the following paragraph wasn’t fatal for the victim, it almost was.
A woman who sustained severe injuries on the set of ‘Batgirl’ sues the studio!
British broadsheet newspaper The Sun recently published an article about Cristina Stanovici, a 35-year-old woman who, working as an extra on the set of DC’s movie ‘Batgirl,’ suffered severe injuries when a camera-carrying machine shoved into her. The accident happened last year in Glasgow, where the movie was filming, and Stanovici now decided to take legal action against the producers.
“To hear the anaesthesiologist say, ‘We had our fingers crossed for you,’ really sends a chill down your spine. The surgeon told me it was one of the worst cases he had seen in his eight years at the hospital. They had a motorcycle with cameras on top of it that was filming.”Cristina Stanovici for The Sun
‘Batgirl’ was initially announced as the streaming movie that would bring back Michael Keaton’s Batman following his return in ‘The Flash,’ and JK Simmons was set to return as DCEU’s James Gordon. Leslie Grace was cast to play the titular character, and Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah were hired to direct. However, with the most recent change of leadership at DC Studios, the movie was scrapped during the post-production, which was described as “unprecedented” for a big-budget movie.
Peter Safran, the current co-CEO of DC Studios, explained the decision that the movie’s release “would have hurt DC, and it would have hurt the people involved in making it.” Well, Mr. Safran, this movie’s production really hurt someone involved in making it. We hope you’re aware of that!
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