That Spider-Man Civil War Photo Is A Fake, Get The Details

There’s a new image making the rounds that purports to be the first image of actor Tom Holland as Spider-Man from the set of Captain America: Civil War. If you got really excited when you saw this image you can calm down now, because it’s complete BS. The image is a fabrication, as the original it’s based on has now been found. If you haven’t seen the image in question yet, check it out here.

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The image, which was posted to Instagram several hours ago, claims to be Tom Holland as Spider-Man but it’s hardly the greatest quality image in the world. If the picture's overall lack of quality doesn’t clue you in to the fact that it’s fake, as the fuzziness hides the photoshop work, has us all covered. They have actually discovered the original image that this was taken from. It’s an image of an actor dressed up as a character from Ubisoft’s Assassin’s Creed video game series for a live-action short film called Assassin’s Creed: Lineage. The image has been horizontally flipped and Holland has been placed over the other actor.

Mystery solved.

The most interesting thing that helps show that the image is fake is actually a detail that was likely added by the guilty party in an attempt to make it look more real. Spider-Man’s shadow. The image above shows a distinct shadow being cast by "Spider-Man." If you look at the original image you’ll notice almost no shadow being cast by that actor. When filming on green screen lights are set in such a way as to avoid casting shadows because a shadow on a green screen would be bad.

An actual picture of the new Spider-Man would be a great thing to see, as Marvel has thus far been keeping the new wall-crawler under wraps. There was no sign of him in the first trailer for Captain America: Civil War, and it’s likely that the studio will do its best to keep the character a complete secret until the movie hits in May. The closest we’ve gotten to an idea of what Tom Holland will look like is a description of the suit which, for the record, doesn’t match what we see here either.

So, another internet fake debunked. We hope this guy got whatever enjoyment he wanted out of his brief few moments of fame. What are your thoughts on people who try to pass off this stuff as real info? Let us know below.

Dirk Libbey
Content Producer/Theme Park Beat

CinemaBlend’s resident theme park junkie and amateur Disney historian, Dirk began writing for CinemaBlend as a freelancer in 2015 before joining the site full-time in 2018. He has previously held positions as a Staff Writer and Games Editor, but has more recently transformed his true passion into his job as the head of the site's Theme Park section. He has previously done freelance work for various gaming and technology sites. Prior to starting his second career as a writer he worked for 12 years in sales for various companies within the consumer electronics industry. He has a degree in political science from the University of California, Davis.  Is an armchair Imagineer, Epcot Stan, Future Club 33 Member.