It goes without saying that making a blockbuster superhero movie isn't easy. It's not surprising when little slips and goofs occur throughout production, and before the time of guaranteed easter eggs, moviegoing fans often delighted in finding all of those mistakes. So, friends, I ask you: why should that change? Let's take a look at some of the goofiest mistakes in comic book movies as of recent.
Bucky Barnes' Birthday Blooper
Somebody's got their dates confused. In [Captain America: The Winter Soldier](movie:254973) , as Steve saunters through the exhibit dedicated to he and his howling commandos, he encounters a memorial to his pal Bucky that begins by stating that he was born in 1916... and ends stating that he was born in 1917. What?
The Batmakeup Debacle
It's pretty common knowledge that most incarnations of Batman use black makeup over their eyes to create a more balanced look alongside the cowl. In fact, Nicholas Cage's Big Daddy (which is based off of Batman) is seen applying that makeup in one scene of Kick-Ass. So, which makeup artist hiccuped here?
Cap's Got a Tailor On-Call?
At the end of the final fight in The Avengers, Steve is shown to have a large wound on the side of his chest. Just a few scenes later, during the same fight, he's shown wound-free (though the same dust and debris are there) as he walks towards an unconscious Tony Stark. What's the deal, Cap? Is your apartment nearby or something?
Somebody Needs to Recall this Comic
Remember how I mentioned Big Daddy? The comic book he drew in Kick-Ass had some kind of printing mistake in between shots. Look, man, I know you're an amateur and all, but there are little slips you can't make if you want Marvel to publish you.
I Didn't Like Those Sunglasses Anyway!
In Iron Man 3, Tony is rushed by inquiring citizens and reporters while wearing a pair of blue-rimmed aviators. You can see them while he's facing forward, but when the shot changes to his perspective, the glasses are gone. Continuity errors aren't new to films, but this particular one just plays into my headcanon that Tony physically chucks anything he suddenly loses interest in - maybe he wanted some wayfarers instead.
Hold On, Let Me Help You Get a Better Grip
This is a pretty small mistake from The Dark Knight that shows the amount of attention that everyone on set - actors, directors, and PAs - needs to pay in order to make a concise movie. In one shot, the Joker's hand is wrapped around Batman's arm facing forward, but in the very next shot he and Batman have a completely different grip on one another. There wasn't any shift or struggle in between these shots, so this might have just been Bale and Ledger forgetting where they were positioned on the last shot.
Are there any super outlandish movie mistakes that you've caught while watching your favorite comic book films? Let me know in the comments!