This is just too WTF to ignore: Marvel is hiring a butt double for Avengers 4

Captain America (Chris Evans) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) during the Battle of Wakanda in Avengers: Infinity War

Marvel is going above and beyond in preparation for Avengers: Endgame (opens in new tab). A recent casting call shows they’re looking for a body and butt double. No, that’s not a typo. They want someone to (possibly, judging by the listing) be a stand-in for Black Widow herself, Scarlett Johansson – with an emphasis on their backside. Bit weird if you ask me, but that’s Hollywood for you.

The callout, as reported by AJC (opens in new tab), requires someone with the following look: “A Caucasian female in her 20s-30s and with blonde hair is needed to be a body/butt double. Experience is preferred.” If you’re applying, you must also include a photo of you wearing black. It sure sounds like a Black Widow double to me.

So, if you’re looking to make a very literal ass of yourself in one of the biggest movies of all time, you have your chance. The pay is $125 for 10 hours. Is that a good rate for everyone staring at your butt?

Away from the whole butt stuff (which is a sentence I’d never thought I’d have to write), the emergence of a body double required for someone of ScarJo’s stature would hopefully mean she has a far bigger role to play this time. Her turn in Avengers: Infinity War (opens in new tab) was pretty low-key compared to some of the other MCU heroes.

Let’s hope she get can back to getting her hands dirty in fight scenes and doing what she does best: kicking butt – all while someone else is playing her butt.

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Bradley Russell

I'm the Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, focusing on news, features, and interviews with some of the biggest names in film and TV. On-site, you'll find me marveling at Marvel and providing analysis and room temperature takes on the newest films, Star Wars and, of course, anime. Outside of GR, I love getting lost in a good 100-hour JRPG, Warzone, and kicking back on the (virtual) field with Football Manager. My work has also been featured in OPM, FourFourTwo, and Game Revolution.