Crew Member for Marvel’s ‘Wonder Man’ TV Series Dies in On-Set Accident

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A crew member working on Marvel‘s “Wonder Man” television series died after an accident at Radford Studio Center (formerly CBS Radford), Variety has confirmed.

The L.A. County coroner identified the crew member as Juan Carlos Osorio, a 41-year-old rigger who lived in Temple City. Osorio died after falling off the rafters Tuesday morning. Filming for “Wonder Man” was not occurring at the time of the accident, and the production is now halted for the day.

“Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with his family and friends, and our support is behind the investigation into the circumstances of this accident,” a Marvel spokesperson said in a statement.

IATSE president Matthew D. Loeb issued a statement as well, calling the crew member’s death a “tragic loss.”

“Everyone in the IA family is shocked and deeply saddened by this tragic loss. We are working to support our member’s family, and his fellow members and colleagues,” said Loeb. “Safety on set is our highest priority and we will assist Cal/OSHA in their investigation in any way that we can. If you feel unsafe on set for any reason, members can call the IATSE Safety Hotline at 844-422-9273 or use our safety info app.”

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II leads “Wonder Man” as Simon Williams, who transforms into the titular superhero. Variety broke the news in August 2022 that Ben Kingsley will reprise his “Iron Man 3 role of Trevor Slattery in the series. Filmmaker Destin Daniel Cretton, who directed Marvel’s 2021 feature “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings,” is developing “Wonder Man” with head writer Andrew Guest (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” “Community”), as part of Cretton’s overall deal with Marvel Studios and Onyx Collective. Cretton was set to direct Marvel’s “Avengers: The Kang Dynasty” but exited the project in November.

“Wonder Man” does not yet have a premiere date, but the series will debut on Disney+. In the “Wonder Man” comic books, Simon Williams is the son of a wealthy industrialist whose company, Williams Innovations, is run out of business due to competition from Stark Industries. In desperation, Simon turns to Baron Zemo, who gives Simon superpowers and directs him to infiltrate and then betray the Avengers. Eventually, however, Simon joins the Avengers in earnest, and is even a founding member of the spinoff team, the West Coast Avengers. It’s unclear, of course, how much or little of this storyline will make its way into the series.

Deadline broke the news.

From Variety US