You’re not Captain America! You take off that suit right now you evil doppelganger! Besmirch not the good name of the Cap!
The eagle-eyed folks at Digital Spy caught some photos of the Avengers: Age of Ultron stunt doubles on the set of Joss Whedon’s next installment and must have found them as hilariously incongruous as we did. While there’s nothing weird about stunt doubles on action movies… when all the Avengers stunt doubles are assembled they somehow look so, so weird. Like evil doubles from a mirror universe, or a low budget Roger Corman-esque version of the team.
Here are Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson’s doubles (and maybe Mark Ruffalo’s?) just chilling on the set—crushing our dreams.
And here’s Hemsworth’s Thor double, visible only from behind, rocking a blond ponytail, and thinking about how the cops won’t stop hassling him when he’s just trying to ride his sweet motorbike.
Even with only about half the Avengers’ stand-ins here, these photos are so great. It’s exactly this:
It’s kind of amazing how the Avengers actors have so sneakily become the faces of these heroes in our minds despite decades of comic books. You don’t necessarily realize it until suddenly a different Cap is making a mean face at you and possible making fun of the awesome fort you built out of lawn equipment in your front yard. Like his fort is any better. He didn’t even make one! Pfff.
Here, take a look at this photo of the Chrises Evans and Hemsworth looking like they’re in mid-breakdance-mode in a fight scene. Doesn’t it feel so much more correct? And isn’t that weird? It’s fascinating to see the actors compared to the folks who also don the costumes, but don’t get the credit or the Tumblr GIF sets. These folks are busting their butts and putting themselves in harm’s way so we can watch an exciting movie and we’re glad they’re out there. It’s just interesting how severe the incongruity of a new face in a familiar costume can be!