Holland, 22, has spoiled several Marvel secrets in the past — forcing the Avengers: Endgame directors to keep the script away from him
Holland, 22, has a history of giving away Marvel’s secrets when it comes to several of the studio’s superhero films, albeit accidentally.
He famously revealed there would be two Spider-Man: Homecoming sequels long before the studio had announced the franchise offerings.
Holland was also the first one to share the title of the upcoming film Spider-Man: Far From Home, showing a photo of the logo on his Instagram account months after Infinity War dropped.
The actor didn’t stop there. He spoiled Infinity War‘s ending to a movie theater full of fans waiting to see the movie, telling them, “I’m alive,” before they had any idea his character perished in the film.
Due to his notorious proclivity for giving away the ending, the Russo brothers told IndieWire they were forced to keep the Endgame script away from Holland.
“Yeah, Tom Holland does not get the script,” Joe, who co-directed the film with his brother Anthony, said. “Tom Holland gets his lines and that’s it. He doesn’t even know who he’s acting opposite of. We use like, very vague terms to describe to him what is happening in the scene.”
“He has a very difficult time keeping his mouth shut,” Joe teased.
Holland has previously opened up about the Russo brothers’ secretiveness on set, recalling at ACE Comic-Con back in January 2018 how they wouldn’t even tell him who he was fighting in scenes.
“I remember for Avengers, the Russo Brothers are like, ‘So you’re just standing here, and you’re fighting this guy and just do whatever,’ and I’m like, ‘Okay, who am I fighting?’ And they were like ‘Well, we can’t tell you because it’s a secret,’ ” Holland said, according to ComicBook.com. “I’m like, ‘Okay so what does he look like?’ And they’re like, ‘Well, we can’t tell you because that would give it away.’ I’m like, ‘How big is he?’ ‘Well, we can’t tell you because that would give it away.’ So, I’m just standing there punching the air for 15 minutes.”
“When I took the job I didn’t think that’s what I’d be doing,” Holland joked. “I’ve gotten used to it now.”
Holland isn’t the only one with trouble keeping secrets close to his chest. Mark Ruffalo, also struggles with keeping Marvel secrets safe, according to costar Don Cheadle when he spoke of why he wouldn’t do press with Ruffalo.
“He runs his mouth a lot,” Cheadle shared in January while on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, referencing the fact that Ruffalo, who plays the Hulk in the superhero series, has been known to accidentally reveal spoilers for the films during interviews.
“Why do I need that hassle?” Cheadle added. “I don’t need to be sitting next to him when he blows the whole reveal of the movie. Him, Tom Holland, they both…little chatty.”
Avengers: Endgame opens in theaters nationwide on April 26.