Posts Categorized "Marvel Superheroes and Their Gendered Displays on Official Movie Posters"Page 1 of 2

by Erin Vits

Gendered Displays in Spider-Man: Far From Home Movie Poster

Relative Size: Absent. Peter Parker is more so in the foreground of the photo Feminine Touch: Absent Function Ranking: Absent The Family: Absent Ritualization of subordination: Absent Licensed…

Gendered Displays in Captain Marvel Movie Poster

Relative Size: Absent Feminine Touch: Absent. She is taking a strong dominant pose Function Ranking: Absent The Family: Absent Ritualization of subordination: Absent Licensed Withdrawal: Captain Marvel maintains…

Gendered Displays in Ant-Man and the Wasp Movie Poster

Relative Size: Ant-Man is the largest character, followed by Hope/Wasp and Scott Lang. Otherwise the other women are either equivalent or larger than the rest of the male…

Gendered Displays in Avengers: Endgame

Relative Size: The largest character is Thanos although he is in the background of the poster. Iron Man, Captain America, and Thor are also notably larger than the…

Gendered Displays in Black Widow Movie Poster

Relative Size: Black Widow is the largest character portrayed on the poster as well as the only one with a full body shot. Feminine Touch: Absent however Black…

Gendered Displays in The Incredible Hulk Movie Poster

Relative Size: Though technically absent, I think it’s notable to point out how much larger the Hulk appears on the movie poster when compared to his human counterpart,…

Gendered Displays in Thor: Ragnarok

Relative Size: I would personally say that Thor, Hela, and the Hulk are all roughly the same size. However, Valkyrie is significantly smaller even though she has a…

Gendered Displays in Captain American: Civil War

Relative Size: Black Widow and Scarlett Witch are neither the smallest nor largest characters displayed on the poster. Feminine Touch: Absent. The women aren’t holding weapons either Function…

Gendered Displays in Captain America: Winter Soldier Movie Poster

Relative Size: Black Widow is portrayed in the midground of the picture being neither the largest or smallest character on the poster. Feminine Touch: Absent. Black widow is…

Gendered Displays in Thor: The Dark World Movie Poster

Relative size: Jane and Thor are the center focus with full body shots. However, there is a villain in the upper left hand corner who is technically the…

Gendered Displays in Iron Man 3 Movie Poster

Relative Size: Pepper Potts and Tony Stark are both the same size on the poster. There are no other women present. Feminine touch: Absent. However, Pepper Potts has…

Gendered Displays in Iron Man 2 Movie Poster

Relative size: The men are all larger than the two women Black Widow and Pepper Potts besides the villain, Ivan Vonko. Feminine Touch: Absent. Neither woman is holding…

Gendered Displays in Avengers: Infinity War Movie Poster

Relative Size: It’s difficult to discern relative size given that the poster contains so many visual elements and characters. Most noticeably, Thanos is the largest character on the…

Gendered Displays in Black Panther Movie Poster

Relative Size: T’Challa is the largest character portrayed on the poster followed by Erik and then the other characters get smaller in size as they descend from the…

Gendered Displays in Spider-Man: Homecoming

Relative size: Spider-Man, Tony Stark/Iron Man, and Peter Parker are both noticeably larger than the other characters portrayed on the poster. Feminine Touch: Absent, but the women are…

Gendered Displays in Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Poster

Relative Size: I think all characters are relatively the same size considering the differences in body masses for the actual characters. For instance, Rocket is the size of…

Gendered Displays in Doctor Strange Movie Poster

Licensed withdrawal: Dr. Strange is makes a direct piercing stare at the viewer The Doctor Strange movie poster is quite uncharacteristic in comparison to Marvel’s other movie posters…

Gendered Displays in the Ant-Man Movie Poster

Relative size: Ant-man/Scott Lang are the largest depitictions on the movie poster. Paul Rudd as Ant-man is in the foreground with a full body shot. Both Ant-man/Scott Lang…

Gendered Display in Avengers: Age of Ultron Movie Poster

This movie poster is from the second Avengers movie, Age of Ultron. Please note: I’m analyzing all of the first release films and all Avengers movies first, and…

Gendered Displays in the Guardians of the Galaxy Movie Poster

This is the official movie poster for the first Guardians of the Galaxy. Relative Size- Peter Quill is the largest character on the poster followed by Gamora then…