It appears that Jimmy Kimmel Live has figured out this whole viral internet thing. They know fans want to know about Avengers: Infinity War, so they got Cobie Smulders to spill the beans. To be clear, she doesn't actually divulge any information about the new film. She just spills beans, like, on the floor.
To be fair, there's nothing incorrect about the headline "Cobie Smulders Spills Bean on Avengers: Infinity War." There was a sign that said the name of the movie and a can of beans was spilled on it, though she very nearly missed the sign the entirely with the beans. We'll be curious to see if this clip actually gets significantly more views online than the average video that Jimmy Kimmel Live posts online. We're guessing it may get a few more, even if those clicking don't actually believe they're going to get "everything" as they are promised.
Of course, since the clip has absolutely zero actual discussion of Avengers: Infinity War, there isn't even a hint of any actual news. Cobie Smulders has been a consistent part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe since her debut in the original Avengers film, she's even one of the few characters who has appeared on both film and television thanks to an appearance on Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. However, her role in Avengers: Age of Ultron wasn't very large and considering the volume of characters that Infinity War is going to need to juggle, we'd guess that any role Smulders will have in the new movie probably won't be too large either. If standard practice to avoid leaks is taken, that means Smulders probably doesn't know anything herself about the parts of the movie she's not in, which would be most of it.
Spoilers are an interesting thing. Fans are so curious about what a particular movie is going to do that many will go looking for whatever information is available. Of course, if one succeeds in actually finding it, there's a noticeable decline in the fun one has actually watching the movie. As somebody who is basically contractually obligated to be spoiled for every movie ever, it's not that much fun. And yet, as a movie fan, if I heard that some new news had come out, I'd be there along with everybody else to see what we've learned.
It's a difficult line to walk. Talking about movies is a lot of fun, but spoilers can be frustrating. What's your policy on spoilers? Do you mind knowing all the details in advance, or do you do your best to avoid learning anything about a movie before it's released? Let us know how you handle it in the comments.