Marvel mistakes that slipped right by you

In a world where nobody made mistakes, there might never be a need for superheroes. But in the real world (and even the fictional worlds we dream up), nobody is perfect—including the men and women who make up the Marvel Cinematic Universe. From The Avengers to X-Men, the folks behind our favorite superhero movies are just as human as the rest of us, and here are some mistakes you might have needed super-vision to spot. 

Deadpool: The evolving self-portrait

During Deadpool's elaborate opening sequence, we see a tattered, burning sketch that shows our anti-hero using swords to decapitate a nameless bad guy. But when Deadpool creates the crayon self-portrait later (and reveals the bad guy's name is Francis), he's using guns and the rest of the doodle has changed. While it's possible Deadpool did a lot of drawing, it sure seems like it's supposed to be the exact same sketch.

Iron Man: Pepper's high-tech headset

When Tony Stark isn't Iron Man, he's a billionaire playboy in a mansion filled with next-level technology, but even he doesn't have vanishing Bluetooth headsets. However, his assistant, Pepper (Gwyneth Paltrow), must. After a quick cut away in Iron Man, the wireless headset she's wearing during a phone call disappears faster than Terrence Howard disappeared from the cast of Iron Man 2.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2: That's an amazing backpack

Peter Parker (Andrew Garfield) obviously has a lot of stuff to deal with, and can't be expected to know what's going on with his accessories at all times. After just barely making it to Gwen Stacy's graduation ceremony in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, his backpack repeatedly jumps from one shoulder to both.

Ant-Man: Gun fever

One of the many upsides to being Ant-Man is that you're able to control swarms of ants with your mind. That comes in particularly handy when the villainous Darren Cross (Corey Stoll) holds a gun to the head of Ant-Man (Paul Rudd) and an army of ants jam the gun's firing hammer. However, the type of pistol Cross is holding throughout the scene doesn't have the external, revolver-type hammer that's shown in the close-up.

X-Men Origins: Wolverine: Gambit's receding facial hair

There's no shortage of hairy men in Wolverine's world, but Gambit (Taylor Kitsch) takes it to the extreme in X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009). When he encounters Wolverine in a bar, he's got a scruffy mustache and beard. But after knocking Wolverine through a wall, he's suddenly far more clean-shaven. While there's still a certain amount of scruff, it's clear the scenes were shot on different days.

Spider-Man: Don't turn around

Sometimes the science behind Spider-Man's web-slinging is a little iffy, but Spidey has nothing to do with breaking the laws of physics here. During a scene in Spider-Man in which large chunks of a building are seen about to fall on a lovely couple, we see the pair as they run screaming towards the camera. But just a split-second later when Spider-Man is about to pull them to safety, they're instantly facing the other way…and not in much of a hurry.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier: Where are we now?

For a movie about top secret military operatives and ultra-advanced technology, there's sure a loose approach to geography in Captain America: The Winter Soldier. In the depiction of two separate locales (one being the S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters in Washington. D.C.), filmmakers post the location coordinates onscreen. But although the latitudes seem correct, the longitudes are listed as "north" and "south" when they should be "east" and "west."

Avengers: Age of Ultron: She's a witch!

Although this mistake might seem minor, it's incredibly jarring to see it play out in real time. As the Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) talks to Captain America in a scene from Avengers: Age of Ultron, she's got her head tilted to the left side of the screen. But in the next shot from further back, she's tilting her head the other way. Sure, the Scarlet Witch can control minds, but she shouldn't be able to access yours.

Deadpool: Strange selfies

Deadpool's plans don't often go exactly as he intended—and apparently, neither do his selfies. During one of the fleeting happy moments in the pre-super life of Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), he takes a cuddly photo with his lady. But when we see the actual Polaroid, both the poses and the smiles are completely different. There's a chance he just remembers it different, but it's much more likely that the filmmakers didn't line up the shots.