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11 Crazy Superhero Skills Actors Had to Learn

The realm of superheroes has recently been a hot issue in Hollywood. Every year, filmmakers give us with a number of films about the exploits of people with superpowers. However, few people realize how difficult it is to penetrate a superhero's façade.

We set out to see what weird superhero moves actors have to master in order to embody their characters.


Hugh Jackman had to learn not only how to fight and perform great feats, but also how to maintain his physique: toned muscles at 46 is a result of hard work and egg-white omelets, according to the actor.

Spider man

Tobey Maguire, the actor, not only commented on his tight outfit, but also on how he had to do backflips in order to become a superhero.


Mark Ruffalo's acting abilities were put to the test as he became the first actor in history to play both Dr. Bruce Banner and the Hulk in the same film. He had to go through scenes alone in a leotard long after his other actors had left the set for the day to capture all of the moves for the CGI team.

Captain America

Chris Evans had the opportunity to learn how to fight with the most unusual weapon in the Marvel movies: Captain America's shield.


Ben Affleck had to study moves from boxing, karate, Muay Thai, taekwondo, savate, krav maga, ninjutsu, kung-fu, judo, and aikido in order to fight in Batman vs Superman.


The role of Superman in the DC films has always put its actors to the test. However, in 2017, it is not only necessary to have fighting skills and a ripped body, but also to be able to figure out tricks, gymnastics, stunt work, and acting while flying on ropes.


You'll require god-like training to play a deity. "Chris Hemsworth workout" is one of the most searched terms on the Internet, thanks to his role as Thor in the movies. Thor's physique is kept in shape with an old-school bodybuilding approach: Hemsworth's arms and shoulders were given special attention, as well as a strict diet of red meat, heavy weights, and protein powder.

Wonder woman

Gal Gadot claims that Wonder Woman training was more difficult than serving in the Israeli army. "Prior to the shootings, I spent 6 months and 6 hours a day training. I completed 2 hours of gym exercises, 2 hours of combat choreography, and 1 1/2 to 2 hours of horseback riding, which is quite difficult! 'I do sport, I ride horses,' people would say, and I would say, 'That's not sport.' Everything is done by the horse.' However, this is not the case! You'll be pleasantly surprised. It's excruciatingly uncomfortable."

Dr Strange

Benedict Cumberbatch is a handsome man, but his hardest struggle in the setting of Doctor Strange was staying in character while performing "magic dances" for SGI effects.


To be considered for the position of Joker, you must be extraordinary. To get beneath the skin of the famous fictional sociopath, both Heath Ledger and Jared Leto embraced method acting. Leto even sent a dead pig to the cast at the first table read, and he didn't stop there: throughout production, he gave out snakes, live rats, and used condoms to the cast.

Harley Quinn

Margot Robbie had to learn how to hold her breath underwater for a sequence in the 2016 film Suicide Squad. Her personal best is more than 5 minutes long!


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