From injuries to lunch dates, the highs and lows of a Marvel superhero

Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:12am EDT
 
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By Piya Sinha-Roy and Rollo Ross

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - It is not easy being a superhero.

Just ask the cast of "Captain America: Civil War," out in U.S. theaters on May 6, and they will regale tales of uncomfortable itches, injuries and heat exhaustion. But there are also perks to being a Marvel Avenger.

NO PAIN, NO GAIN

Anthony Mackie was only allowed to perform small stunts as flying hero Falcon, but that did not save him from pain.

"They put me up on a platform, on a pad on the ground, and they go 'Come on Anthony, jump face first into the pad,'" Mackie bemoaned in an interview with Reuters TV.

"They kept laughing at me all day until I was concussed."

As the Scarlet Witch, Elizabeth Olsen only had to mimic conjuring magic with her hands. But casting spells could still be dangerous business, as Jeremy Renner revealed.   Continued...

 
Cast and Crew members of the film pose for photographers at a media event ahead of the release of, "Captain America: Civil War", in London, Britain, April 25, 2016. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls