Marvel Fans Just Caught A Glaring Continuity Issue In 'Avengers: Infinity War'—And We Can't Unsee It
The rabidly dedicated Marvel fanbase consumes everything the studio makes with such intense enthusiasm there is virtually no error so small the fans won't catch it.
So it's no surprise a continuity error in 2018's Avengers: Infinity War didn't make it past eagle-eyed fans. It may have taken four years to notice, but they were bound to find it eventually.
And this one is so glaring people kind of can't get over it.
See if you can catch it in the tweet posted by a fan below.
currently rewatching infinity war and i'll never be able to unsee peter's sudden change of hairstylepic.twitter.com/AqR3IfoUKD— \ud83c\udd7b (@\ud83c\udd7b) 1649010955
Along with a clip of the error, the fan, Twitter user @lesbobomb, tweeted:
"currently rewatching infinity war and i'll never be able to unsee peter's sudden change of hairstyle"
Did you spot it?
The scene's low light makes it easy to miss—which is probably why it took four years for there to be an online conversation about it among the fan base. But much like @lesbobomb said, once you see it, it's all your eyes can land on!
The error comes about an hour into the movie, during a scene between Tom Holland's Peter Parker and Robert Downey Jr.'s Tony Stark when they meet each other aboard Thanos' ship.
In the sequence, Parker tells Stark, "You can’t be a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man if there’s no neighborhood." The scene then cuts to Stark for a reaction shot, then cuts back to Parker for more dialogue.
When it does, Parker has completely different hair than he did before. And not just subtly different—not an inch shorter, or parted on a different side.
We're talking totally different.
Now that it's been pointed out, the Marvel fandom can't deal—especially since the new scrutiny has uncovered other errors as well.
This tweet ruined my dayhttps://twitter.com/lesbobomb/status/1510687555272036361\u00a0\u2026— Romosapien (@Romosapien) 1649095657
Why is Marvel so low effort about these really basic fundamental things lol\n\nLike, would it have been THAT hard to reference the non-reshoot rushes to make sure that the lighting/blocking/hairstyling/eyeline matched your new shots?— Huncrweo (@Huncrweo) 1649032031
Even the lighting angles are all off as well.pic.twitter.com/nOMMk6GT6A— Ryan Leckie (@Ryan Leckie) 1649160444
it might be a different camera lense but his face gets more oval too ekkdjfpic.twitter.com/JprUijY2pQ— Ezra/Nova\ud83e\udde1\ud83e\udeb6 (@Ezra/Nova\ud83e\udde1\ud83e\udeb6) 1649057297
Damn.\n\nNot just that, but the lighting is different, the focal length has changed, and Tom looks... older. \n\nWoh. Can't be unseen for sure.pic.twitter.com/ELauDC0l2j— Chris Bryant \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6 (@Chris Bryant \ud83c\uddfa\ud83c\udde6) 1649184475
we as a society let marvel movies become the biggest thing in the world, i think we deserve all the bad things that have been going our wayhttps://twitter.com/lesbobomb/status/1510687555272036361\u00a0\u2026— I M drew #19 \ud83c\udf4b (@I M drew #19 \ud83c\udf4b) 1649028361
It's such a clear reshoot to add in an unnecessary joke and I hate it\n\nWhat Peter said made complete sense and is one of the few things in IW that ties in well to his growth from Homecoming and they just couldn't resist throwing in another "HAHA PLEASE LAUGH" momenthttps://twitter.com/lesbobomb/status/1510687555272036361\u00a0\u2026— JeremyNoir Productions (@JeremyNoir Productions) 1649040767
Not to mention Tony looks like he\u2019s shorter than him when he says it— Mikes Virtual Photography (MVP) (@Mikes Virtual Photography (MVP)) 1649013253
And that wasn't the only gaffe fans spotted—Downey Jr.'s character's height appears to fluctuate throughout the scene, too.
Perhaps Marvel should just hire the fandom to supervise continuity on the shoots from now on.