Spider-Man: Homecoming star Tom Holland has called Mark Ruffalo the “worst Avengers secret keeper,” alluding to the Hulk actor's recent Instagram slip during the Thor: Ragnarok premiere. Marvel Studios is known for their secrecy, even keeping plot details away from cast members and always trying to mislead fans, whether by the carefully selected footage shown in trailers or by the details they let “slip” during interviews.
This legendary secrecy has been going since the beginning of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and as this universe grows along with its fan base, the studio has to up its privacy game – especially living in the digital era. It’s not rare for Marvel actors to give away a bit more than they should, but Mark Ruffalo’s accidental live-stream of Thor: Ragnarok was something no one saw coming. It’s because of this incident that fellow Marvel actor Tom Holland has called Ruffalo the worst secret keeper, while also asking to read the script of the third Avengers film.
Through his official Twitter account, Tom Holland called his Infinity War co-star the worst secret keeper from the Avengers team, a title that Holland could have easily had before Ruffalo’s Instagram accident – though Spider-Man is not an official Avenger yet. Holland has been known for accidentally revealing details, such as the plans for a Spider-Man trilogy and a certain fan-theory about Iron Man 2, admitting that he is “bad at keeping secrets.” In fact, he revealed that he was not allowed to read the full Infinity War script, which is why he also used this tweet to ask for his copy of the script.
Now that @MarkRuffalo is officially the worst avengers secret keeper... can I get my script?
— Tom Holland (@TomHolland1996) October 15, 2017
In addition to the aforementioned slips from Holland, he was once seen walking off set with a copy of the Infinity War script that presumably contained just his scenes. As everyone is supposed to hand in their scripts at the end of the day in order to avoid leaks, Holland (who forgot to return his copy) managed the situation by burning the script.
Back to Ruffalo, in an interview with Good Morning America back in July, talking about the upcoming third Avengers film, he said that “everybody dies,” to which his Marvel co-star Don Cheadle immediately reacted. Of course, not everyone believed Ruffalo’s words, but again anything can happen in the MCU – though most of the main superheroes from Infinity War have been confirmed to appear in the still untitled Avengers 4.
As anticipation – and social media’s sharing options – grows for upcoming Marvel films, the studio may want to consider different methods to keep details under wraps without the possibility of accidental leaks. As for Holland and Ruffalo, Marvel will most likely not give Spidey his copy of the script, and Hulk will be given a fair warning, although he apologized on Twitter while jokingly asking to have his phone back.
Source: Tom Holland.
- Thor: Ragnarok (2017) release date: Nov 03, 2017
- Avengers: Infinity War / The Avengers 3 (2018) release date: Apr 27, 2018
- Black Panther (2018) release date: Feb 16, 2018
- Ant-Man & The Wasp (2018) release date: Jul 06, 2018
- Captain Marvel (2019) release date: Mar 08, 2019
- The Avengers 4 / Untitled Avengers Movie (2019) release date: May 03, 2019
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 05, 2019