June 27, 2011 2:26pm PT by THR Staff
'The Avengers': Stuntman Loses a Chunk of His Scalp on Set
Stuntman Jeremy Fitzgerald had a big chunk of his scalp lopped off Friday during a stunt on the set of The Avengers.
Fitzgerald was supposed to fall 30 feet off a building for the stunt but caught his foot on the way down, causing his head to slam into a brick. He tells TMZ that his injuries could have been more severe had he landed on a nearby rain gutter.
Fitzgerald was given a bandage for his wound and went back to work. A Marvel spokesperson told TMZ, "[Jeremy] was fine. He slid briefly along the side of the building. He got right back up and did several more takes."
The Avengers is directed by Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon, and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo and Scarlett Johansson, among others.
Production on the film began in late April, and the film is due in theaters on May 4, 2012.
A new poster for the film can be seen here.