2nd unit stuntman dies in Expendables 2 explosion

‘Expendables 2’ went from steroid filled action to tragedy yesterday when a stuntman was killed during an explosion, and a second crew member was badly injured.The stunt in question involved an explosion on an inflatable boat on the Ognyanovo dam near Bulgaria’s capital, Sofia.

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None of the film’s big stars including Arnold Schwarzenegger or Sylvester Stallone were reportedly on the set at the time according to MTV as they had been shooting in another location.
‘Expendables 2’ has reunited Hollywood’s biggest action stars and promises to be more explosive than the first, with major roles for Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, who had cameos in the first outing. Unfortunately for production company Nu Image, this tragedy dampens the atmosphere of the shoot and a police investigation is ongoing.

There is always a risk when doing stunt work, and although safety is of paramount importance on set, accidents do unfortunately happen. It’s thanks to those brave people carrying out stunt work that we truly appreciate the art when we go to the theatres. Action films and storytelling wouldn’t be the same without their risk taking.

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