20 Behind-the-scenes photos showing what it's really like to play a superhero

20 Behind-the-scenes photos showing what it's really like to play a superhero

Many kids dream of being a superhero when they grow up. Unfortunately, no amount of money can make a crime-fighting bat work or build an Iron Man suit (believe it, Elon Musk has probably tried), and a radioactive spider bite will probably send you to the hospital rather than give you the proportional strength of an arachnid.

However, there are people who come close to being a superhero by embodying them on the big screen. Now that the sub-genre has taken over cinemas, we've managed to see plenty of behind-the-scenes shots of what it's like for these actors to play the comic book characters.

1. Chris Hemsworth and his Thor stunt double

2. Tom Holland on set as Spider-Man

3. Melissa Benoist with the stuntman who helps her 'fly' for Supergirl

4. Gal Gadot getting a head mold done for Wonder Woman

5. Mark Ruffalo in full motion-capture costume

6. Holland, Chris Pratt and Karen Gillan on the set of Avengers: Infinity War

7. Taika Waititi mo-capping as Korg in Thor: Ragnarok

8. Sean Gunn suited up to mo-cap Rocket in Guardians of the Galaxy alongside Dave Bautista

9. Zoe Saldana with her Gamora stunt doubles

10. Grant Gustin filming the running scenes for The Flash

11. Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston visiting a children's hospital as Thor and Loki

12. Brie Larson on set for the upcoming Captain Marvel

13. Holland visiting sick children in full costume

14. Caity Lotz completing an awesome stunt for Legends of Tomorrow

15. Hilarious footage of Hugh Jackman recording voiceover for Logan

16. Make-a-wish foundation with Ryan Reynolds on the set of Deadpool 2

17. Chadwick Boseman bring Black Panther to Infinity War

18. Gal Gadot giving a Wonder Woman henchman the business

19. Chris Pratt and Chris Evans visiting a children's hospital

20. Coffee break for Henry Cavill's Superman

So, as it turns out, a lot of the production for these actors involves hanging on wires and jumping around in front of green screens. Although, it must be pretty cool to be walking around in full-costume, especially when you get to surprise kids with an appearance.