The famous loose-lipped Spider-Man star Tom Holland did not receive any scripts for the two-part Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. This news was confirmed by Joe Russo, who directs the movie with brother Anthony.
At the Endgame Indian Anthem Launch, Russo said –
“Yeah, Tom Holland does not get the script. Tom Holland gets his lines and that’s it. He doesn’t even know who he’s acting opposite of. We’ll just, we use like very vague terms to describe to him what is happening in the scene, because he has a very difficult time keeping his mouth shut.”
The Russos have been joking by saying that Holland is the least trustworthy Marvel star. Russo previously told Games Radar that Tom is usually kept in the dark because “it’s a burden to bear for them”.
Tom Holland’s Interview
At ACE Comic Con Phoenix last January, Holland said:
“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.’ 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,’ so 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 and when I took the job I didn’t think that’s what I’d be doing. I’ve gotten used to it now.”
Such precautions are necessary as Holland once accidentally spoiled the tragic ending of Infinity War — in which Spider-Man is among the victims of Thanos’ (Josh Brolin) universe-halving snap — moments before a first-showing audience saw the film!
At Comicpalooza, Holland confessed:
“We went to this screening and someone had told me before they had already seen the film, they’ve already seen the film. So they give me a microphone and I walk on stage and I’m like, ‘Don’t worry, I’m still alive!’ The whole audience look at me like, ‘What the hell does that mean? What do you mean you’re still alive?’ And then I look inside, Kevin [Feige], Joe and Anthony are like, ‘Shut up, shut up, stop talking!’ So opening night, I ruined the movie for about 300 people, so I’m so sorry for that.”
In December when explaining the duo’s extreme safeguarding, Anthony Russo said:
“It is very difficult when your job is to sort of personalize these stories, personalize these characters, and sort of bring all your creative, collaborative energy to a process that lasts many, many months — sometimes more than a year — it’s a big part of your life”.
“So it’s very hard not to talk about this stuff, because you live with it for so long and you live with it so deeply. We have developed a process where you take pressure off of people by letting them know less. It’s less responsibility they have to edit themselves, so we’ve developed an elaborate process by which we try to only let people know what they absolutely need to know. And it makes a little bit easier for them to edit themselves.”
Avengers: Endgame releases on April 26, while Holland reprises his role as Peter Parker-slash-Spider-Man again in Spider-Man: Far From Home. It will hit theatres on July 5, 2019.