Avengers : Infinity War Directors Ask the Internet To Be Silent.
Joe and Anthony Russo tweeted out an image of Avengers : Infinity War’s Thanos’ Infinity Stones-encrusted glove holding down an informal statement of sorts on Twitter.
The statement explains that only a handful of people know Infinity War’s true plot and only a handful of fans will get the opportunity to see 30 minutes of the film before it’s released publicly. The message is clear: No one really knows anything about Infinity War, and the directors want to keep it that way.
— Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) April 3, 2018
Here’s the full text of the statement, signed by
The Russo Brothers :
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 selected footage from the film in order to avoid spoiling the story for future viewers.
We will not screen the film in its entirety until the Los Angeles premiere shortly before the film’s global release. Everyone involved with the film has worked incredibly hard for 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.
It’s a kind and optimistic request that simply ignores film culture and the internet in 2018.
Film culture has become defined by spoilers, for better or worse, and our incessant need to know every little detail of a movie before it’s even released. By the time a film has its opening weekend, everyone on the internet knows just about everything that happens in the movie.
The internet becomes a difficult place to be for anyone who wants to go into a movie without knowing anything, and that’s just the reality of our culture today. Asking people not to spoil a film is well-intended, but it’s unrealistic. The first major spoilers for Infinity War will appear soon enough. Fan events will be had, and those in attendance will rush home to write up everything they saw. Press screenings will occur, and post-credits scene explained will pop up a couple of days later. By April 30, three days after the movie is released, collateral spoiler damage will be unavoidable for many.
Avengers : Infinity War will be released on April 27.