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“Wonder Man” Crew Member Dies Following Accident on Marvel Studios Set

A source confirmed to PEOPLE that a rigger died after falling off the rafters at CBS Radford Studios in Los Angeles on Tuesday

<p>VALERIE MACON/AFP via Getty Images</p> The Marvel Studios logo is projected on screen during the Walt Disney Studios special presentation during CinemaCon 2022 at Caesars Palace on April 27, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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The Marvel Studios logo is projected on screen during the Walt Disney Studios special presentation during CinemaCon 2022 at Caesars Palace on April 27, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

A Wonder Man crew member has died following an on-set accident on Tuesday.

A source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to PEOPLE that a rigger working on the upcoming Marvel Studios show fell off the rafters at CBS Radford Studios in Los Angeles and died on Tuesday morning.

“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 told PEOPLE in a statement.

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Deadline was first to report news of the accident.

Wonder Man was not filming at the time of the incident and is slated to start production in March after being delayed due to WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes, which ended in September and November respectively.

The Hollywood Reporter confirmed in June 2022 that Destin Daniel Cretton and Andrew Guest were teaming up to develop a live-action series for the Marvel character Wonder Man.

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<p>Craig Barritt/Getty Images</p> Yahya Abdul-Mateen II visits the Zacapa XO x Baccarat Speakeasy at the 76th Annual Tony Awards on June 11, 2023 in New York City.

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Yahya Abdul-Mateen II visits the Zacapa XO x Baccarat Speakeasy at the 76th Annual Tony Awards on June 11, 2023 in New York City.

Yahya Abdul-Mateen II will star as Simon Williams, who becomes the iconic superhero, alongside Ben Kingsley, who will reprise his role as Trevor Slattery from Iron Man 3, according to Variety.

The Disney+ series will chronicle Simons Williams, the son of a wealthy industrialist, who turns to the villain Baron Zemo after his company loses out to Tony Stark’s Stark Industry. Once he is given the superpower of extreme strength in the comic books, Baron instructs him to deceive the Avengers but then he actually becomes part of the group.

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A premiere date for Wonder Man has not been announced.

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