Let me start by settling your fears and saying we will NOT be talking about Avengers: Endgame spoilers in this article. We will be talking about talking about Avengers: Endgame spoilers, which is still pretty safe.
In the lead up to Endgame, there’s been a lot said about spoilers. The new Marvel films were assembled under a level of secrecy that approached hysteria and paranoia, and the directors themselves asked fans to not talk about the movie.
One man at a Hong Kong cinema didn’t get the memo, as he was reportedly beaten up for shouting spoilers to fans waiting in line for Endgame.
And the internet cheered.
Another dude got his ass beat in Hong Kong this time. . . . These fans ain't playing, ppl been watching these 21 films since they for over a decade. . . . Don't be a dick and just start screaming out shit after the movie ends. https://t.co/BLZHUpknog
— Elle's (@iBleedSarcasm) April 27, 2019
I mean it’s like… I don’t like when people are beat up but… guy… work with us here? https://t.co/M6caCm5rqH
— Chris D'Elia (@chrisdelia) April 28, 2019
When Marvel tweeted #DontSpoilTheEndgame that shit was like a health advisory/warning. These nerds aren't playing around! 😐
— K.R. Whalen (@KR_Whalen) April 27, 2019
The hero we deserve.
— Stewart Prest (@StewartPrest) April 27, 2019
Taiwanese media broke the story, but did not identify the man. There is reportedly an image being circulated showing the bloody man sitting on the street.
This has sparked a discussion about how seriously we are treating spoilers.
Some make the argument that people should be experiencing these stories fresh, with as little knowledge of the story as possible. Others say that our very obsession with spoilers makes it tempting to “spoil” stories, and that if revealing a plot point ruins a movie, it wasn’t a good story to begin with.
Either way, can we agree that it’s messed up people cheered online about a man being injured over a movie?
In Hong Kong..
Someone actually got “Beat Up” by other people sebab dia “Reveal” what happen at the end of the movie Avengers Endgame. The world is nuts. It’s a movie. A MOVIE.
The Brainwash is real. The media made the people go crazy.
At the end..it’s just a movie. humans…
— PrinceMeed (@PrinceMeedONLY) April 27, 2019
I never condone violence, but kinda funny!
— Coach TMC (@CoachTMC) April 27, 2019
It’s just a movie
— SAINT.LUIS (@SAIIINTLUIIIS) April 27, 2019
It doesn’t get that serious 😑 but he wrong for spoiling the movie!!
— L E X X.💋 (@lexxofficial_) April 27, 2019
While fans are aware of the loose lips of some of the actors (we’re looking at you, Mark Ruffalo and Tom Holland), the Russo brothers trusted nearly no one. In fact, it’s reported that Robert Downey Jr. was the only actor to receive a full script of the film.
What about everyone else? They supposedly received heavily modified scripts that had only their scenes, with their lines, with some reports saying they weren’t even told whom they were acting against in a scene.
This is a pretty extreme level of secrecy for what amounts to big cartoon characters punching each other.
Don’t get me wrong, I adore the MCU. But maybe we need to have a talk about why spoilers are so important and if we’re possibly putting too much power in their favor?
Otherwise, Spoiler Man will only become more powerful.
That’s a terrible superhero name!
— Gregg Clark (@Greggles115) April 27, 2019
The attacker apparently said
"I can do this all day"
— 🅳🆂9️⃣4️⃣🅺 (@WMKING2425) April 27, 2019
Avengers: Endgame opened this weekend to a massive $1 billion box office in just a few days. The film is the culmination of a decade of film making, tying together several storyline from Marvel movie history.
It stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Brie Larson, and like a thousand other actors (including two other Chrises). If you haven’t already seen it and want to… better go now, before you get spoiled.