So reads the end of a letter Joe and Anthony Russo have delivered to fans. The directors of the hugely anticipated event film that is Avengers: Infinity War are understandably worried about dreaded spoilers spreading as initial preview screenings take place and the film arrives.
“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,” the Russos wrote.
Interestingly, the filmmaking brothers also revealed that “only a handful of people know the film’s true plot,” suggesting that perhaps a good number of cast members only know how their scenes play out – not how their plot points fit within the film’s overall narrative.
Robert Downey Jr. shared his two cents…
— Robert Downey Jr (@RobertDowneyJr) April 3, 2018
As did Jeremy Renner…
— Jeremy Renner (@Renner4Real) April 3, 2018
With the rumour that at least one of our favourite Marvel heroes will be meeting their end in the upcoming film, you can imagine how desperate the studios and the filmmakers are to ensure everyone witness the surprises in the right way: watching the film in cinemas.
Basically: “Don’t spoil it for others, the same way you wouldn’t want it spoiled for you.”
Check out the letter in full:
— Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) April 3, 2018
And in case the tweet isn’t legible for you, here it is in text:
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.
The Russo Brothers
Get ready: Avengers: Infinity War will arrive in Australia on April 25 and opens in the U.S. on April 27.