The Marvel Cinematic Universe is absolutely huge already and we have been given some fantastic movies along the way, with plenty more to come. However, if the early reviews and the rumours are to be believed, then we are in for the best Marvel movie to date, when Captain America: Civil War hits the big screen.
Actor Chris Evans is back in the role of Captain America for the movie, which boasts a number of big action scenes, including the character holding down a helicopter and preventing it from taking off, using just his arms. Chris has now opened up about shooting the scene, revealing how he actually suffered some shoulder damage in the process.
Evans explained, "I really genuinely did mess up something in my arm doing it. It’s not a natural position to be in. You’re trying to flex, you’re trying to look good. On the first take, it didn’t go far enough so you look silly almost, so you say ‘guys, you gotta get it where it extends to the point where you really are trying to hold something’ and they did and we lead to all of a sudden you are trying to hold something, it may not be a helicopter, regardless, it did something (to my shoulder)."
While it is never good to suffer an injury while filming a stunt for a movie, it is always going to be better if such an issue happens towards the end of production, rather than early on in the shooting process. Unfortunately though, Chris Evans suffered his injury early on, as they wanted to get the big stunt scenes out-of-the-way as soon as possible.
He added, "You try and get those scenes as early on in filming as possible as you gradually shed weight as you’re filming, you’re wearing that suit every day."
Captain America: Civil War is set to open on April 29 in the UK and May 16 in the US.