I don’t really follow many celebrities on Instagram, because there are only so many self-indulgent selfies a gal can take (I make exceptions for Zachary Quinto). But I could definitely see myself getting seriously involved with the social media presence of some of my favorite fictional characters. Recently, for example, we found out what life would be like if the Disney Princesses were on Instagram. Snow White would humble brag, Pocahontas would plug animal rights, and Cinderella would show off her latest dresses. In other words, the world would be a much better place.
Never one to miss out on a fan fiction opportunity, I immediately began to wonder how other characters would handle hashtags and photo filters. My mind eventually wandered to Marvel characters, and there it stayed. Sure, they may have mutated genes and look freakishly good in spandex, but I’d like to think that these masked mercenaries are as appreciative of a good #tbt picture as the rest of us. And you just KNOW Spider-man would photobomb every chance he got.
Since it’s such fun to imagine what superheroes would be like in real life (and since comic book and social media nerddoms should merge more often), let’s take a moment to imagine what it would be like to follow your favorite Marvel characters on Instagram…
If Your Favorite Marvel Characters Had Instagram:
Photo credit: courtesy of Marvel