‘Avengers’ Cast: Who Got Roughed Up The Most?

At the film’s red-carpet premiere, the stars pick which superheroes took the hardest beating.
By Kara Warner
Scarlett Johansson at the premiere of “The Avengers”
Photo: Jason Merritt/ Getty Images If you’ve been following the comings and goings surrounding “Marvel’s The Avengers,” one of this year’s most highly-anticipated films, you’ve probably noticed in watching the action-packed trailers that everyone onscreen either initiates or suffers from a few decent beatings. It’s not surprising, considering the film revolves around a group of superheroes fighting a supervillain and an unidentified alien race, but when MTV News hit up the star-studded premiere in Hollywood Wednesday (April 11), we were curious to find out who suffered the most onscreen violence. “Probably me!” lamented Chris Evans, a.k.a. Captain America. “Probably me. I don’t know, I think we all play our roles,” he added with a mischievous wiggle of his eyebrows. “We all took a pretty big beating,” admitted Scarlett Johansson, who plays the very adept assassin Black Widow. “I would have to say either [Black] Widow or Hawkeye (played by Jeremy Renner). We’re on the ground so we’re fighting hand-to-hand and it hurts.” “I think it’s me, actually,” said Chris Hemsworth, whose demigod Thor sees plenty of action in the film. “When I saw the trailer I thought, ‘I get knocked around the whole time!’ ” Clark Gregg, however, insisted the film’s bad guys get the worst of it, saying it’s the aliens who suffer the most physical abuse. “[And] anybody who crosses the Hulk basically,” he added. Speaking of the villains, Tom Hiddleston, who plays Loki, the evil god of mischief, made a case for his own suffering. “Me,” he said with certainty. “Someone’s got to do it.” Check out everything we’ve got on “Marvel’s The Avengers.” For breaking news and previews of the latest comic book movies — updated around the clock — visit

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