Thanos Demands No Avengers: Infinity War Spoilers, Or Else

The first rule of Fight Club is: you do not talk about Fight Club. The second rule of Fight Club is you do not give away the twist ending. Most true fans make efforts to avoid spoilers, but sometimes the filmmakers themselves get involved. Alfred Hitchcock bought every copy of Robert Bloch’s Psycho to keep audiences from reading that Norman’s mother was dead. Now, the Avengers: Infinity War directors have their own method for dealing with blabbermouth moviegoers. Sic Thanos on them.

Never has a jeweled fist been so intimidating. Hand delivered by Thanos himself, the Russo Brothers have penned a threatening letter to any member of the public hell-bent on ruining the ending for others. Ok, the letter is actually pretty heartfelt and endearing, but we definitely don’t want a visit from Thanos.

In order to protect the film’s secrets, the Russo Brothers are not screening Infinity War in its entirety until the premiere. In fact, only a few people know the real plot and no one has seen more than select footage so far.

“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,” they pleaded. “Don’t spoil it for others the same way you wouldn’t want it spoiled for you.” It’s a reasonable request, and fellow fans will appreciate having some time to get to the theater and see the spectacle for themselves. But if the letter doesn’t persuade you with its sense of comradery, there’s also a modest threat at the end. The letter is tagged #ThanosDemandsYourSilence.

The letter also gets us even more hyped up for the epic film. Marvel is famously secretive about their movies, but this is a new level. We suspect that means there will be some major implications for the franchise. Chris Evans confirmed he’s done with Captain America after Infinity War putting a big question mark on the characters’ fate. We are also fearful for Vision’s life with this ominous new TV spot.

Avengers: Infinity War bring this ten year chapter of the MCU to a close on April 27.

Featured Image: Marvel Studios’ AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR. Thanos (Josh Brolin). Photo: Film Frame. ©Marvel Studios 2018


Kelle Long

Kelle has written about film and TV for The Credits since 2016. Follow her on Twitter @molaitdc for interviews with really cool film and TV artists and only occasional outbursts about Broadway, tennis, and country music. Please no talking or texting during the movie. Unless it is a musical, then sing along loudly.