It is no secret that Tom Holland has loose lips when it comes to Marvel’s precious plot secrets. The web crawling Avenger rookie has become a cause for concern and Marvel has apparently taken action to ensure the web crawler does not spoil Avengers: Infinity War.
Peter Parker is infamously known for breaking stories quicker than his colleagues, especially when it comes to Spider-Man. In similar fashion, the actor playing Spider-Man has broken some pretty serious stories containing film secrets, which has been a real headache for Marvel Studios. Marvel’s films are box office champions, greatly in part due to there secrecy. Spoilers could end up costing the mega-studio a lot of dollars and cents. So certain details have to be classified and probably require a high-level S.H.I.E.L.D. security clearance. One person that has been known to leak information is Spider-Man Homecoming’s Tom Holland, who definitely does not have full clearance.
Tom Holland was recently on a Press tour for the upcoming release where he was asked questions about Avengers: Infinity War. Apparently, he has not seen the film in its entirety yet and that Marvel even went as far as not tell him who he was fighting against or within his some of his sequences.
Here’s what Tom Holland had to say on the matter in the interview on The Graham Norton Show:
“I just tell everyone. I just wasn’t allowed to read the script, I’d be on set and be working with actors and actresses that were just tennis balls for that day so I’d be texting people like ‘Hey, are you in this scene with Spider-Man?’ so I basically had to do a lot of background research to find out what I was doing.”
Marvel is like Nick Fury when it comes to their secrets. They like to stay two steps ahead, every step of the way. They will even go as far as to deny access to the full script to actors on the film. This practice isn’t unheard of and is actually become very common on large scale franchises. Disney has even gone as far as to put up anti-drone devices to stop any eyes in the sky trying to catch a picture of something they shouldn’t see until they are sitting in the theater.
Let’s face it if the audience knows the ending or a crucial plot point before they see the film, its chances of success will be very limited. And for the standard the MCU has set, there is absolutely no room for failure. The Disney owned studio cannot be thwarted in their conquest of the Box Office, and not even the Amazing Spider-Man will be allowed to stop them. Tom Holland will be web-slinging his way into theaters with the rest of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes when Avengers: Infinity War releases in less than three weeks.
Directed by Joe and Anthony Russo, the film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Elizabeth Olsen, Paul Bettany, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Pom Klementieff, Karen Gillan, Sean Gunn, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Holland, Sebastian Stan, Chadwick Boseman, Benedict Wong, Tom Hiddleston, Benicio Del Toro, Danai Gurira and Josh Brolin. Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
As the Avengers and their allies have continued to protect the world from threats too large for any one hero to handle, a new danger has emerged from the cosmic shadows: Thanos. A despot of intergalactic infamy, his goal is to collect all six Infinity Stones, artifacts of unimaginable power, and use them to inflict his twisted will on all of reality. Everything the Avengers have fought for has led up to this moment – the fate of Earth and existence itself has never been more uncertain.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters April 27, 2018.