Joe Watts was treated in London (UK) while the country’s safety organization investigated the filming incident.
According to Variety, Joe’s second in the film crew (second unit, often filming scenes without a leading actor or landscape). He is not a stuntman for Vin Diesel like some previous rumors. Male casadeur unconscious due to a head injury after a fall at the studio at Leavesden (near London, England) on July 22.
The main group of the film crew continued to record after the break due to the incident. However, the second group still has not re-operated. Health and Safety Executive – UK safety organization – is investigating the matter. Earlier, police said the incident was an industrial accident.
Universal company (manufacturing Fast & Furious 9) and Warner Bros. (The company that owns the film studio in Leavesden – the accident site) has not responded to the incident yet. On the PA, Jason Statham – the star of the series – wished Joe soon to recover. “It’s sad to have people injured. Stunters are silent heroes, facing danger to others who have beautiful moments on screen. It’s an act of selflessness,” the actor said.
Joe Watts is an experienced gymnast and stunt teacher, having participated in Game of Thrones, Johnny English Strikes Again, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Kingsman: The Golden Circle and Spider Man: Far From Home.
The crew stopped the blockbuster production in the UK to deal with the injury.
On Variety, Ezki Fast & Furious 9 said a stuntman suffered a serious injury and head injury when he filmed Leavesden (near London, England) on July 22. The victim was taken to an emergency at the London hospital by police. The identity of this person and the specific situation that led to the incident is not stated. The actors in the group have not shared about the accident.
Leavesden’s studio is famous for recording both Harry Potter episodes, and works like GoldenEye, The Dark Knight and Inception. Over the past few years, many viewers have come here on a tour of Warner Bros. studio Harry Potter studio.