A special effects technician working on BATMAN: THE DARK KNIGHT was killed when the vehicle he was driving struck a tree, Reuters reports:
The studio said that none of the cast, which includes several Hollywood stars, was involved in the accident that occurred at a special effects facility.
It added that the fatal crash did not happen on the set or during filming for “Batman: The Dark Knight”.
Media reports said the vehicle was following a stunt car, believed to be the Batmobile, at a property near Chertsey, Surrey.
This is at least the second superhero movie related death: A wlder was killed when a crane fell on him during SPIDER-MAN 1 filmikng in 2001. Okay so maybe two deaths in 6 years isn’t a curse. We thought for sure that there was an electrocution on the set of BATMAN BEGINS, but not all of our Googling might could find a reference, so that must have been a figment of our imagination.