The running joke when it comes to actors in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and spoilers is that Tom Holland can’t keep a secret to save his life. If there was ever an actor that was going to prove that the Marvel snipers actually exist, it would be him. Joe Russo, one of the directors of Avengers: Infinity War, recently told BBC Radio Scotland his way around that: he gave Holland a fake script.
“Tom’s had a couple of slip ups in the past, he’s on the black list now,” Russo said. “We wrote fake scripts, we wrote a really fake script for Tom Holland.”
While that is hilariously over-the-top, Holland wasn’t the only one that didn’t know anything about the movie.
“They were all kept in the dark,” Russo explained. “They trust us enough that they understand their motivations on set, we can give them enough of a hint as to where they’re coming from and where they’re going. A lot of it is relationship-based so it’s just about behaving truthfully when they’re on camera together and the objectives of each scene are contained in the scene. There’s no reason for anyone to know the overall goal of the villain other than my brother and I.”
This press tour has been kind of hilarious, because we’re getting a look at how movies might be made in the future. As spoilers get worse and worse, studios are going to go to even further extremes to keep everything under wraps. Red carpets are going to turn into this weird standoff between talent and journalists where no one knows anything but we need to establish some sort dialogue for content.
Summary: As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
Avengers: Infinity War, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, stars Robert Downey Jr., Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Chris Pratt, Elizabeth Olsen, Sebastian Stan, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Bettany, Chadwick Boseman, Benedict Wong, Zoe Saldana, Karen Gillan, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Pom Klementieff, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Bradley Cooper, Sean Gunn, and Anthony Mackie. It will be released on April 27th.