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