In the comic world, it may be simple for superheroes to own the power and execute them effortlessly. However, when it comes to bringing the characters to the big screen, the actors/actresses in charge of the characters had to train themselves in order to “possess” the power, apart from the help of special cinematic effects.
Many stars had to go through an arduous training period so that they were prepared and ready to embody their characters perfectly and lively.
Find out below what crazy superhero training the celebrities had to endure in order to carry out the roles brilliantly. This will prove that being a superhero is never an easy job.
#1 Tobey McGuire as Spider-Man
Not only did Tobey Maguire have to do the acting in a tight costume, but he was also required to learn the backflips prior to the shooting for Spider-Man.
#2 Chris Evans as Captain America
The shield of Captain America is like the best friend of our favorite hero, but it turned out to be something completely new and unfamiliar with Chris Evans.
All actors playing the role of Superman were required to not only have great fighting skills and a strong body but the ability to fly on ropes as well.
#4 Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman
Gal Gadot, the stunning actress in charge of Wonder Woman, compared the training for this character to that of Israeli soldiers. During the 6 months before the shooting started, the actress had to complete the training period of gym work, fight choreography, and horseback riding.
#5 Jared Leto as Joker
Joker is widely known to be a sociopath, so Jared Leto – the actor playing this role – also went on an exceptional period living as a terrifying man, during which he sent a dead pig to the cast and many other horror gifts such as rats, snakes, and used condoms.
#6 Hugh Jackman as Wolverine
At the age of 46, Hugh Jackman was in charge of a challenging role, Wolverine. In order to carry out this special character, he had to take fighting and stunts classes while keeping fit of his physical appearance.
#7 Mark Ruffalo as Hulk
The role of Hulk really put Mark Ruffalo’s acting skills to the hard test. His double role as Dr. Bruce Banner and Hulk in one movie required him to switch between the characters and their movements as well as their emotions.
#8 Ben Affleck as Batman
In order to carry out the role of Batman excellently in Batman vs Superman, Ben Affleck had to learn various martial arts from boxing, judo, karate, aikido, taekwondo, muay Thai and many more.
#9 Chris Hemsworth as Thor
To maintain a great body for this role, Chris Hemsworth carried on the strict diet of red meat, heavyweights, and protein powders. You may be surprised that “Chris Hemsworth workout” once went viral on the Internet!
#10 Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange
On the filming set, the biggest challenge for Benedict Cumberbatch was to avoid breaking the character while acting out “magic moves” for special effects.
#11 Margot Robbie as Harley Quinn
Margot Robbie had to learn the technique to hold her breath underwater for a particular scene in Suicide Squad. The longest time she could hold her breath underwater was over 5 minutes!