Marvel unleashed 22 more new character posters for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and fans have noticed that certain things about Tom Holland’s character’s um… physical assets may be a bit off.
First, on the positive side of things, fans are appreciative of both Chris Evans’ Captain America and Sebastian Stan‘s Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier/White Wolf’s dramatic shot-from-behind poses, which show off their all-American assets. (Cap wins, by the way.)
Look with 22 character to show off in their own solo posters, you have to get kind of creative with poses just to keep them fresh. And actually, Chris Hemsworth is posed in the same manner as Thor, but Thor wears a cape which maintains his modesty a bit more.
But it’s the poster featuring Tom Holland that is causing a stir online. Even though Holland is over 21, his character, Peter Parker, a.k.a. Spider-Man a.k.a. Iron Spider is a teenager. This may have been the reason why his…er … physique appears to have been airbrushed to Ken doll proportions.
Here are a few online posts from fans who seem concerned over this matter:
Peter 'The Tuck' Parker. pic.twitter.com/DIuHUAxwsI
— Joshua Masson (@Joshua_Masson) April 4, 2018
This was followed by another post of the ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ cover story from Entertainment Weekly last year:
— Baron Frosti (@baronfrosti) April 5, 2018
Another fan posted a clip from Holland’s appearance on ‘Lip Sync Battle’, on which he performed Rihanna’s ‘Umbrella’ in drag. Perhaps he learned a few drag tips while appearing on the show?:
— Reel Gay Movie Show (@ReelGay) April 5, 2018
If you needed a closer inspection:
After that lip sync of Rihanna pic.twitter.com/RdFzXC9Bdl
— Blue (@space_nymphh) April 6, 2018
And finally, they might have airbrushed the character poster, but some of Holland’s completely legal attributes can’t be glossed over:
— JoeyP1985 (@Joeyp1985) April 5, 2018
Yes it’s completely silly, but with all the negativity on the internet, sometimes something this goofy is a welcome reprieve. What do you think? Was Holland airbrushed or is the suit simply designed to downplay Holland’s manly qualities because he is depicting an underage character?
Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, ‘Avengers: Infinity War’, starring Angela Bassett, Dave Bautista, Paul Bettany, Chadwick Boseman, Josh Brolin, Don Cheadle, Benedict Cumberbatch, Benicio del Toro, Robert Downey Jr., Winston Duke, Chris Evans, Karen Gillan, Danai Gurira, Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Tom Holland, Scarlett Johansson, Pom Klementieff, Anthony Mackie, Elizabeth Olsen, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Pratt, Jeremy Renner, Paul Rudd, Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Saldana, Cobie Smulders, Sebastian Stan, Tessa Thompson, Benedict Wong, Letitia Wright and the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel opens on April 27, 2018.