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That new Spider-man image is awesome! And, sadly, totally fake…

January 23rd, 2016 by Marc Comments

Before you get your hopes up; no, that is not the first image of Tom Holland as Spider-Man. It’s a fake.

The image was posted on Instagram and quickly went viral, but it’s nothing to get excited about, we can assure you.

Wtf! Is this?!! #spiderman #spidermanthenewavenger #tomholland #marvelcinematicuniverse #marvel

A photo posted by Brayan Tonathiu (@tonathiu_sunrock) on (via Squareeyed) has provided this description as to why the image is definitely a fabrication…

“Quick and easy way to tell for the future (or make better Photoshop fakes): Spidey’s shadow, going dark and deep back behind him onto the green screen. In the real picture, you can see there’s only the lightest of shadows, and it’s in front of the actor – they try to minimize shadows with 360 degrees of even lighting when doing green screen filming, so it’s one less thing they have to worry about when adding the CGI backgrounds, where they also add the light source.”

Below is the actual image, from the 2009 live-short version of Assassin’s Creed. So yes, very far away from Spider-Man.


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….