Spoilers are truly a thing of the modern era. Sure, nobody wanted to know the plot twist in The Empire Strikes Back when it came out, but they weren’t nearly in as much danger of knowing Darth Vader was actually Luke’s father because social media and the internet weren’t around. These days, it’s tough to go into anything fresh and with Avengers: Infinity War arriving soon, that’s going to be a big deal for many Marvel fans. As such, the movie’s directors, Joe Russo and Anthony Russo, have penned a letter requesting that fans don’t spoil the movie.
The Russo brothers have been hard at work on the latest Avengers sequel for two years now. This is an event that has literally been an entire decade in the making and, even for casual Marvel Cinematic Universe fans, it’s a big deal. Nobody understands that better than the directors and, taking to Twitter, they penned a very sincere and heartfelt letter imploring fans not to spoil the movie for others. Here’s what the letter has to say.
“To the greatest fans in the world. We’re about to embark on the Avengers: Infinity War press tour. We will be visiting fans all over the world screening only a limited amount of select footage from the film in order to avoid spoiling the story for future viewers. We will not screen the film in its entirety the Los Angeles premiere shortly before the film’s global release. Everyone involved with the film has worked incredibly hard the past two years maintaining the highest level of secrecy. Only a handful of people know the film’s true plot. We’re asking that when you see Infinity War, in the coming months, that you maintain the same level of secrecy so that all fans can have an equal experience when they watch it for the first time. Don’t spoil it for others, the same way you wouldn’t want it spoiled for you. Good luck and happy viewing.”
They punctuated the letter rather delightfully with the hashtag, #ThanosDemandsYourSilence. There will be almost no way to avoid spoilers after a certain point, but going so far as to write a letter like this, for two guys who aren’t very active on social media, shows just how much they care about the movie and the fans. It’s clear that Infinity War is hiding some major secrets and they have done a great job so far about not letting them get out. Soon enough though, it’s going to be up to fans and the honor system, and that typically isn’t a great system in the modern age.
Avengers: Infinity War arrives in theaters on April 27. With the press tour kicking off, that means we’re going to be hearing a lot from the Russo brothers, the cast and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige over the next few weeks. However, since most of the cast didn’t get to read the entire script, and since Marvel has been extra careful to avoid spoilers in the marketing, don’t expect them to let any cats out of any bags. Let’s just hope the fans do the same once the movie arrives. You can check out the Russo brothers Twitter post for yourself below.
— Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) April 3, 2018