Not on Avengers Assemble, but I did pick one up on Thor. Tom had a whip in his dressing room. I’ll leave you to speculate as to why. I opened up the door, saw it, and was just, “Why the hell have you got this thing?” And for one of the stunts he had to throw knives, so had to practise how to use this whip, for some reason. I went to use it, and he told me to be careful, and I’m like, “I’m fine, I’m fine.” And then I accidentally stood on the end of the whip and cracked the thing, and it recoiled and hit me right in the eye. I had an inch of swelling above my eye and across my cheek, and straight away it started to turn black. We had to shoot the next day, so trying to explain to [Thor director] Ken Branagh why I had a black eye and that I didn’t know if I could shoot was tough. “How did you do it?” “Um, Tom’s whip hit me.” He wasn’t pleased.
Chris Hemsworth on injuries while filming the Avengers (x