The internet has been circulating a picture of Tom Holland, seemingly appearing on the set of Captain America: Civil War, that only took have a glance to know was a fake. Specifically the one where it appeared to be the titular star in a seemingly modernized version of the red and blue Spidey suit. If it wasn’t obvious from the very photoshopped look, it was later confirmed that the image, posted on Instagram the other day as a “leaked” photo from the set of Captain America: Civil War, was complete bunk.
The original image was actually from an old picture taken on the set of the 2009 live-action short film Assassin’s Creed: Lineage. Someone cropped it a bit and threw on a (really horrible looking) pic of someone in Spider-Man cosplay with Tom Holland’s head pasted on.
However, we did finally get what might be considered our second picture of Tom Holland on an MCU set following the one of him on the set of Doctor Strange last month.
— Louis D'Esposito (@louisde2) December 16, 2015
The photo, posted by Marvel Studio’s co-president Louis D’Esposito on his Twitter page on Friday, is of him and the future Peter Parker on what appears to be a Quinjet.
— Louis D'Esposito (@louisde2) January 22, 2016
However, he doesn’t clarify when or where the picture was actualy taken, so we don’t know if they were actually on the set of Civil War and Tom was in between filming scenes, or if, as was most likely the case with the “Strange” image, he was possibly just visiting the set of another Marvel movie that was being filmed.
While it would be nice to actually get a shot of the new Spider-Suit, it’s good to see this image and, for this writer at least, it solidifies Spidey’s position in the MCU, tiding us over until we finally get to see him on the big screen with his fellow Avengers.
Tom Holland will debut as Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War when it hits theaters on May 6th, 2016, while the new Spider-Man movie drops on July 7th, 2017.