The Avengers are getting ready for Infinity War, which hits theaters less than a month, and Marvel is going into the home stretch by promoting the movie with a new series of character posters, which hit the web on Wednesday afternoon. The posters are largely unremarkable, but you know what is remarkable? Captain America’s butt.
Chris Evans, who plays Cap, tweeted out his poster as part of a media blitz, unveiling the image on his own personal account at the same time that fellow MCU actors like Robert Downey Jr. and Zoey Saldana shared their character posters. Marvel’s account tweeted out the rest later in the afternoon. Captain America is contorted in such a way that both his face and butt can be viewed at the same time. Fans on Twitter noticed and, well, they didn’t hate it.
“OF COURSE Captain America’s butt has to be on the poster,” one user wrote. “The sexualization of our star-spangled hero has become outright disgusting… LMAO who am I kidding my guy @ChrisEvans is killing that pose, I ain’t even mad 🤷🏽♂️”
It doesn’t help that, in some timelines, the preview image is cropped in such a way that the focus is on Cap’s tush.
This is all somewhat childish, granted, but it’s not without precedent. Captain America was once, famously, compared to Dorito on Tumblr.
Anyway, here are the rest of the posters. Hawkeye and Ant-Man are missing, as seems to be the theme with all the Infinity War commercials and promotional material, but plenty of other Avengers are featured. Here’s, Iron Man, Black Widow, Okoye, Spider-Man, Gamora, War Machine, Shuri, Doctor Strange, Vision, Scarlet Witch, and more.
Avengers: Infinity War opens on April 27.