No one is safe from Marvel spoilers, not even the cast of Spider-Man: Far From Home, because they have Tom Holland right next to them. Marvel Studios’ most ambitious project to date, Avengers: Endgame, finally saw the light of day this year, and it marked the end of not only the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we've come to know it, but also gave closure to the arcs of the original Avengers - and not all of them made it to the end of the film.
One of the biggest and most heartbreaking moments was the death of Tony Stark/Iron Man after sacrificing himself in order to save the world from Thanos and his army. This along with many other key moments from the story were the reason for Marvel to be extra strict with their secrecy, even launching a “spoiler ban” so everyone could go through the Avengers: Endgame experience spoiler-free. Sadly, that was not the case for some of the stars of Spider-Man: Far From Home, as Spider-Man himself let slip a very important moment from the film.
Speaking to Jake Hamilton (via Comic Book) during the Spider-Man: Far From Home press tour, Zendaya and Jacob Batalon revealed that Tom Holland told them about Tony Stark’s fate in Avengers: Endgame. Given that Far From Home takes place after the events in the last Avengers film, there were some details that the cast had to know in order to continue with the story, and when they were asked how they learned about Tony’s death, Zendaya pointed at Holland, saying he "told her too early", with Batalon adding that he felt they "talked about this way back in, like, 2016."
The three actors went on to joke about Holland’s tendency to reveal too much, with him adding that telling them was "the best way to hear it." Although Iron Man’s death had been rumored for years, it was still a pretty big hit for fans, even more because the relationship between Tony and Peter (and Robert and Tom as well) grew strong in just a couple of films.
As mentioned above, Holland tends to speak a bit too much during interviews, with Marvel having to take special precautions when it comes to him. Holland was among the actors that didn’t get a full script for Avengers: Infinity War, and for Avengers: Endgame he was only given his lines - they weren't taking any risks. Luckily (for him), he’s not the only Avenger that gets unintentionally spoilery, as Mark Ruffalo has also had some incidents himself.
In the end, all these slips by Holland have been nothing more than honest mistakes, with Marvel doing a great job when it comes to "damage control," and even taking advantage of it, like when he “leaked” the title for Spider-Man: Far From Home. Holland has surely learned his lesson, but we wouldn’t be surprised if he let something slip during this press tour or future ones - or if Marvel kept using that to promote or reveal new projects.
- Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) release date: Jul 02, 2019