There are few sentences more alarming to a fan community than “there’s been a leak.” And that’s exactly the situation we have on our hands with Avengers: Endgame. The film, which is set to have its Hollywood premiere Monday followed by press screenings Tuesday and a wide release Thursday night, has managed to stay one of Hollywood’s best kept secrets, until now. Leaked footage was reported as popping up online Monday evening, prompting the spoiler adverse, myself included, to temporarily abandon their social media accounts by the droves. While a desire to stay away from spoilers is pretty standard when it comes to big blockbuster releases, the reaction to Endgame spoilers being out in the wild is unprecedented. We’re in full panic mode. Never has a movie of this magnitude, with this much at stake, been subject to being spoiled before anyone, including the film’s stars, have had a chance to see it. The situation we’re seeing right now may be the biggest burden of the spoiler culture fandom has helped create.
After the leak, Endgame directors The Russo Bros. penned a letter (as they did last year for Avengers: Infinity War) asking fans not to spoil the movie. The the letter did not address the leak and rather was addressing fans who will be seeing the film in theaters.
"When you see Endgame in the coming weeks, please don't spoil it for others, the same way you wouldn't want it spoiled for you," they wrote. "Remember, Thanos still demands your silence
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