Directors Joe and Anthony Russo warn people the ban on spoilers will soon lift for Avengers: Endgame. It's been a week since the latest Marvel Studios blockbuster hit theaters in North America, and longer in some international markets. With that, the brains behind the film are cautioning those who haven't caught it yet on cinemas that people will start talking about everything that's happened in the narrative more openly in the next few days.
The culmination of everything that has transpired in the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the last 11 year across 21 films, there was so much anticipation for Avengers 4. Marvel Studios went to great lengths to make sure there were no inadvertent spoilers that would ruin the experience for loyal fans who have been following these stories in more than a decade. From not handing out full scripts to running a social media campaign to ask the public to not spoil the Endgame, not to mention the measured marketing campaign, the plot for the film was shrouded in mystery. And now that it's finally out, fans are wanting to openly discuss what went down in it, but out of respect for those who weren't able to see it in its first week of release, the majority of people are being vague about it online. But the directors announce that starting next week, it will be officially okay to talk fully about it.
Appearing on Good Morning America still as part of the marketing for Endgame, Joe and Anthony were asked when's the appropriate time to discuss the plot points of the film publicly, and surprisingly, Joe has a very specific answer: Monday. He explains that this way, the public will have had at least two weekends to catch the flick in cinemas. The interview clip shared by the Russos on their official Twitter account was retweeted by star Chris Evans who asked "does that mean I can start posting set videos on Monday?" Check out the social media posts below:
Does that mean I can start posting set videos on Monday? https://t.co/X9c946pFW6— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) May 2, 2019
Evans was talking about the behind-the-scenes videos that his co-stars Chris Pratt (Star-Lord), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), and most recently, Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man) took during the filming of Endgame. It's no secret that security during production was tight for both Avengers: Infinity War and its sequel, but some stars was able to sneak in their phones and filmed moments while in the middle of working on Avengers 4's massive final action set piece where a slew of stars were all on set that day. It's curious if Evans' recording was taken during similar time or not since he was seen goofing around in the previously released clips. Regardless of what it will be, there is no doubt that fans will want to see it.
The Russos' answer with regard to when spoiler ban lifts, however, feels oddly specific. Their explanation why it has to be next Monday makes sense as it gives ample time for those who haven't seen it get the chance the catch it before Avengers: Endgame's narrative is discussed out in the open. That said, it feels pre-meditated. With rumors of the first full Spider-Man: Far From Home rolling out in the next couple of days, it's possible that it's in relation to that since the upcoming Tom Holland movie will deal with the aftermath of the events of the latest Marvel blockbuster.
Source: Chris Evans
- The Avengers 4 / Avengers: Endgame (2019) release date: Apr 26, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019