Some fans are angry about Tom Holland openly spoiling a pivotal moment in Avengers: Endgame, despite the film having released in April. Marvel Studios and directors Joe and Anthony Russo went to great lengths to preserve the secrecy of their latest MCU flick - such as handing out incomplete or fake scripts to the cast, and personally appealing to the public to not spoil the events of the movie. For the most part, the campaign against spoilers worked, but months after its release, a few still claim that the film was spoiled for them by Holland.
Playing Peter Parker aka Spider-Man in the franchise, Holland sat out most of Endgame after he, alongside half of the universe's population, were snuffed out of existence by Thanos' deadly snap at the end of Avengers: Infinity War. Banking on the original Avengers and the rest of their surviving allies, Spider-Man and all the heroes who were decimated were brought back to life, setting up an epic final action sequence between almost every single key player in the MCU against Thanos and his minions. Endgame has currently grossed $2.4 billion at the global box office, but it turns out, not everyone who has the intention of seeing it has bothered to do so yet.
Holland recently appeared on The Graham Norton Show alongside Jake Gyllenhaal (Mysterio) to promote Spider-Man: Far From Home, and while there, he talked about Parker dealing with the death of his mentor Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) in Endgame. "The film is a direct continuation of Avengers: Endgame, so we deal with the ramifications of the blip, of the death of Tony Stark. Sorry if anyone hasn’t seen the film! If you haven’t, then you’re living under a rock, to be honest,” he said. Lo and behold, there were people tuning in who've yet to watch the film, and some of them took to Twitter to air their grievances, as reported by Deadline.
Holland is notorious for letting spoilers slip, which was why he rarely did solo junkets during the press tour for Infinity War. But he did a great job keeping a lid on Stark's death in Endgame, despite knowing about it as early as 2016. This recent circumstance is totally not his fault, considering that it's been almost two months since the movie hit theaters. Far From Home's trailers even tackle Iron Man's demise, since it has an impact on how Parker operates as a hero moving forward. This is the reason why the Russos lifted the spoiler ban specifically on the third Monday after Avengers 4 was released.
At this point, those who haven't seen Avengers: Endgame can't expect those who've watched it to not talk about the movie openly. There's a lot of interesting plot points in the movie that could hint at the future of the MCU, and naturally, people would want to discuss about it. The Russos gave everyone ample time to catch it in theaters, and if it wasn't for the upcoming re-release, it might be difficult to find a cinema that's still playing it.
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019