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Avoiding spoilers isn't easy in this day and age of inter-connectivity and technology-driven communication. Everywhere you look; your television, your computer, your tablet, your phone, you position yourself in the line of fire for spoilers to your favorite movies and/or TV shows. If it's one thing we want when it comes to our entertainment, especially the highly-anticipated Summer tent-pole movies, it's that element of surprise. Avoiding ruining the big moments can definitely be challenging, but it can be done. Take for example Jeremy Renner and his recently revealed methods for spoiler prevention on the set of his upcoming film Avengers: Age Of Ultron.
When asked what the still-very mysterious character The Vision, played by Paul Bettany, may look like in the upcoming Avengers sequel, Renner seemed to be equally as "unknowing" as the rest of us as far as what to expect visually. In sharing his thoughts with The Hollywood Reporter, the actor revealed just how simple, yet entirely effective, his methods actually are for retaining the element of surprise.
"I haven't seen him. I kind of keep my head turned away from all of that so I can be surprised when I see the movie. Obviously I saw Paul Bettany in person as the character, but then they do the visual effects and all that sort of stuff. It will be a surprise to everybody in the movie —Ultron as well as Vision, because those characters were so much generated stuff."
So there you have it folks. Simply turn your heads. When you're surfing the web and a pop-up ad with potential spoilers fills your screen, just turn your head. Or when the commercial interrupts your program and the trailer you've been avoiding appears, look to your left. Yes, it sounds so simple that it couldn't possibly work... but we now have proof that it does. I wish I'd have known this prior to Game of Thrones "The Red Wedding." Damn it, Jeremy Renner! Where were you when I needed you?
Alright, all jokes aside, this little tidbit of information does reassure that Vision's arrival is something to anticipate (as if we didn't know that already). But still, Renner made numerous references to Vision's VFX and mentions him and Ultron in the same breath, the latter which (with Ultron's menacing presence in the trailers) certainly makes us that much more gitty for a glimpse.
Avengers: Age Of Ultron was written and directed by Joss Whedon. It will follow Tony Stark as he jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program in order to help protect the world in the aftermath of S.H.I.E.L.D's fall. When things don't go as planned he awakens the most villainous threat yet to be seen in the MCU, an evil robot by the name of Ultron (voiced by James Spader) and it's up to Stark, Hulk, Cap, Black Widow, Hawkeye and the rest of the crew to take him down. The action-adventure epic is set for a May 1st release.