“Only a handful of people know the film’s true plot.”
Avengers: Infinity War directors, The Russo brothers have released a statement asking fans not to spoil their movie in the coming months.
With the brothers about to begin a press tour, the Russos have assured fans that only selected footage of the film will be shown to viewers before the film’s LA premiere (taking place on April 23). To clarify, that stipulation applies to press, too – journalists will only see portions of the film ahead of their interviews with the film’s stars and directors.
Intriguingly, the Russos also say that “only a handful of people know the film’s true plot”. Coupled with asking fans not to spoil the film, it seems there will be major events we don’t necessarily see coming.
Here’s the statement, presented by a fetching Infinity Gauntlet:
If you don’t want to maximise that tweet, here’s the statement in full:
“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
We’ll hopefully find answers to all our questions when the film arrives on April 25 in Australia, April 26 in the UK, and April 27 in the US.
Joe Skrebels is IGN’s UK News Editor, and the idea of doing press for film he’s seen only pieces of is… interesting? Follow him on Twitter.