Yeesh, you can only imagine what’s unfolding at the Marvel and Disney offices right now.
It’s being reported around the place that “spoiler heavy” footage from upcoming Marvel film Avengers: Endgame has hit the Internet, and it’s being spread around like wildfire. It’s around five minutes’ worth of grainy footage that’s been captured during a screening and put together. And because some people are… well, dicks, people have been making spoiler gifs, clips and memes from the footage and sharing it to Twitter and Reddit.
Rest assured that we’re not going to describe any of what is making the rounds, but be careful with Endgame-related posts when perusing social media over the next few days (easier said than done, we know).
Disney and Marvel are yet to make a statement regarding the leaked footage, but the leak does line up with an open letter that directors Joe and Anthony Russo have addressed to fans. The directors released a similar letter prior to the release of Avengers: Infinity War.
“The two of us, along with everyone involved in Endgame, have worked tirelessly for the last three years with the sole intention of delivering a surprising and emotionally powerful conclusion to the Infinity Saga,” the Russos wrote.
“When you see Endgame in coming weeks, please don’t spoil it for others, the same way you wouldn’t want it spoiled for you. Remember, Thanos still demands your silence.”
The hashtag #DontSpoilTheEndgame was quickly trending following the letter’s release.
The leak likely won’t have any detrimental effect on ticket sales; as if some leaked footage will deter you from seeing it on the big screen if you’d already planned to. The film is going to be a box office juggernaut. Presales have seen huge numbers across the world, including a record-breaking presale run in China.
Avengers: Endgame arrives in Australia on April 24 and hits the US on April 26.