We may have gotten a new “Spider-Man: Homecoming” trailer on Wednesday, but we also got a new poster — and one is more well received than the other.
People took to Twitter to express their distaste for the new poster, which some likened to an amateur Photoshop project, while others criticized for its featuring of some characters over others.
The poster includes just about every character that you’ve seen from the trailers. Some appear twice. Peter Parker himself (Tom Holland) stares off into the distance in the dead center, flanked on one side by his Spider-Man persona and on the other by Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.), who is featured more prominently than the hero.
Stark also appears in his Iron Man armor in the bottom left corner. Villain Vulture (Michael Keaton) is also shown twice, both in and out of his suit. Other characters include Michelle (Zendaya) Aunt May (Marisa Tomei) and the return of Happy Hogan (Jon Favreau).
Some notable omissions: Donald Glover (who made his first appearance in the latest trailer), Peter’s friend Ned (Jacob Batalon), and many others.
There are a lot of characters in this movie, and the poster couldn’t have included them all, but people on Twitter are peeved by its construction and layout. First of all, it looks like somebody with little graphic design experience slapped some images on a page and called it a day.
— GeekFeed.com (@GeekFeedDotCom) May 24, 2017
There’s also the featuring of Stark — not only once but twice — that takes up the majority of the poster. Yes Spider-Man is blown up on the left, but why do Iron Man and Iron Man characters take over a Spider-Man film? Many felt that it sent a mixed message about who the protagonist was supposed to be.
Besides being an absolute mess, the new Spider-Man poster implies that Iron Man is the film’s hero, while Spider-Man is his sidekick… pic.twitter.com/ZYLAfYSpsw
— Will Mavity (@mavericksmovies) May 24, 2017
The film hits theaters on July 7. Check out some more Twitter reactions below, including some people who made adjustments.
I love the new Spider-Man trailer but what the hell is this poster? Did someone win a competition on Reddit? pic.twitter.com/Z4kLxIOKz8
— Leon Hurley (@LeonHurley) May 24, 2017
Marvel exec 1: “who should we get to do the Spider-Man poster?”
Marvel exec 2: “my toddler is good at cutting out shapes & gluing” pic.twitter.com/3YRXA6mN84
— Cam Williams (@MrCamW) May 24, 2017
I'll be honest: I tried to improve the very busy SPIDER-MAN HOMECOMING poster, and I no longer know where the original ends and mine begins pic.twitter.com/Sazywe9gwh
— Kyle Buchanan (@kylebuchanan) May 24, 2017
Happy Hogan has third billing in a Spider-Man movie while his supporting characters barely take up a sixth of the poster. pic.twitter.com/8meUnWk7Ds
— Scott Stamper (@DerfelBarada) May 24, 2017
— Stephen Watson (@StJeeves) May 24, 2017
Hey Steve, which is the Spiderman poster file you want sent to print, is it SpideyFinal or SpideyRoughLayoutDONOTSEND.psd? pic.twitter.com/yLk4DIC0Gw
— HappyToast ??… (@IamHappyToast) May 24, 2017
Finally realized what the Spider-Man poster reminds me of most pic.twitter.com/51IxbPqN9h
— kateyrich (@kateyrich) May 24, 2017
That Spider-Man poster still isn't close to being the worst superhero movie poster ever pic.twitter.com/KWiFaPfYlV
— Ben Skipper (@bskipper27) May 24, 2017
I don't think they got their point across well enough with the new Spider-Man poster so I made a few changes pic.twitter.com/ZjnzmK3xmY
— Caleb D. Thompson (@NessMudkip) May 24, 2017