Many of the Avengers actors do their own stunts, but let’s be clear: In Hollywood, it’s not an either/or proposition. No matter how much some actors want you to believe they do their own stunts, they all have doubles. Hollywood safety rules demand nothing less.
So yes, Brie Larson did do some of her own stunts in Captain Marvel to help make the action look more convincing. However, she, like all of her fellow MCU heroes, has a double. And some of those stunt people substitute for more than one actor in a movie.
Now that CGI has become more convincing, stunt doubles may actually get even more work than they used to. The stunt performers will do their scenes, and then the effects artists put the actors’ heads on the stunt doubles – it’s actually called digital head replacement.
CBR put together a list of actors who do their own stunts, including Chris Evans (Captain America) and Tom Holland (Spider-Man). Scarlett Johansson has been known to do her own stunts, and she certainly trains strenuously for her role. Holland is a gymnast, which comes in handy when you have to climb walls.
However, Hollywood has often found out the hard way the risks of not using a stunt double. Evans was injured once doing a stunt and Downey had to rescue him. Daniel Craig and Tom Cruise broke their ankles on Bond 25 and Mission: Impossible: Fallout, respectively.
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