I wonder how often people on set get them confused…
In the film world, it truly takes a village to bring a character to life. There’s a whole team behind the camera, but sometimes, the actor isn’t the only person portraying the character on screen.
Doubles replace the actor in certain shots. For example, the actor might have scheduling conflicts during reshoots, or they might need a body double to stand in when they’re playing two different characters in the same scene. Doubles can also replace actors for scenes that require a special set of skills — such as a stunt double or a dance double.
Here are 15 Marvel actors and their doubles:
Chris Evans plays Steve Rogers / Captain America.
For the pre–super soldier serum scenes in Captain America: The First Avenger, Leander Deeny was his body double.
Here they are side-by-side.
Here’s Chris again in Avengers: Endgame.
For the scene where Captain America fights another version of himself, he had two stunt doubles — stunt coordinator Sam Hargrave and his brother, Daniel Hargrave.
Here’s Sam, who was Chris’s stunt double in The Avengers and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
And here’s Daniel, who actually took over as Chris’s stunt double in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
Scarlett Johansson plays Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow.
Elizabeth Olsen plays Wanda Maximoff / Scarlet Witch.
Her MCU stunt double is C.C. Ice.
Oscar Isaac plays Marc Spector / Steven Grant / Moon Knight.
His younger brother, Michael Benjamin Hernandez, was his body double for the joint Marc and Steven scenes.
Awkwafina plays Katy in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Her stunt double is Lee Chesley.
Zoe Saldaña plays Gamora.
Lee-Ann Telford was her stunt double in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2. Here they are trying on Gamora masks together.
Michael Douglas plays Hank Pym.
Sebastian Stan plays Bucky Barnes / Winter Soldier.
His stunt double is John Ninja.
Here they are with stunt coordinator Dave Macomber.
Emily VanCamp plays Sharon Carter.
Her stunt double for The Falcon and the Winter Soldier was Jess Durham.
Anthony Mackie plays Sam Wilson / Falcon / Captain America.
His MCU stunt double is Aaron Toney.
Chris Hemsworth plays Thor.
His stunt double is Bobby Holland Hanton.
Here they are on the set of Thor: Love and Thunder.
Natalie Portman plays Jane Foster.
For Thor: The Dark World, she wasn’t available for reshoots, so Elsa Pataky — Chris Hemsworth’s wife — stepped in as her body double for the post-credits kiss scene.
Here they are side by side.
Michael B. Jordan plays Erik Killmonger.
His stunt double is Khalid Ghajji.
And finally, Brie Larson plays Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel.
For Captain Marvel, she had two stunt doubles — Joanna Bennett and Renae Moneymaker.