Would you like the good news or the bad news? Let’s start with the bad: all of your favorite Marvel characters are not quite as kick-ass as you originally thought. Instead, they require stunt doubles to make them look every inch the hero that we all expect them to be.
The good news? This means that there are essentially two versions of your favorite Marvel hero in this world. That’s right, there is a man out there who looks just like Chris Hemsworth and a woman who looks just like Scarlett Johannson.
If you don’t believe me, then just see it for yourself…
1. Chris Hemsworth as Thor
When you are the God of Thunder, you need to make your stunts look realistic. Luckily for Chris Hemsworth, he can call on the services of Bobby Holland Hanton to ensure that his Thor looks every inch the superhero.
But whilst Bobby may make it look incredibly easy, it is, in fact, a lot harder than it looks to play the muscle heavy Avenger.
According to BuzzFeed, when working on set with Hemsworth, Bobby has to eat 35 meals a day in order to maintain his bulky physique.
Luckily, he is no amateur. In the past, he has performed as a stunt double for Daniel Craig in the James Bond hit, Quantum of Solace. He has also used his athletic abilities to bring Christian Bale’s Batman to life in The Dark Knight Rises.
As if that wasn’t enough, he’s been in Game of Thrones, Wonder Woman, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, Robin Hood and Inception. Oh, and just to confuse you, he was also Captain America’s stunt double in Avengers: Age of Ultron.