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Thanos in armor

This week is a major one for sci-fi fans and casual cinephiles alike. Because in just a few short days, The Russo Brothers' Avengers: Infinity War will arrive in theaters. The blockbuster will be the summation of 10 years and 18 movies, and the anticipation and near anxiety coming from the final days of waiting is enough to drive most Marvel fans bonkers. Reception from its world premiere has been very high, and the directors have urged fans to stay off of social media to avoid spoilers. Now The Russos are taking their own advice, as they've all but deleted their long history on Twitter.

The Russo Brothers' joint Twitter account is a verified way for fans to directly interact with the directors. While busy crafting an epic story with myriad beloved characters, the Brothers have always been fairly generous on social media, answering questions and breaking the internet with the power of one tweet. The page now is in stark juxtaposition to its usual appearance, with their icon blacked out and only one single tweet and a handful of replies visible.

The decision to almost completely deactivate the Russo Brothers' account is no doubt another grab Infinity War hype, but it also seems to stand in solidarity with the pledge they urged fans to take just yesterday. Early screenings are now showing all over the country, so there will be plenty of opportunities for trolls to spoil the film's contents. The Russos and Anthony Mackie himself have maintained that not reading up is the answer, but that's easier said than done for the rabid fandom.

You can check out The Russo Brothers' single cryptic tweet below

Social media is no doubt going to become a mine field of spoilers, especially as the coming weekend rolls on. Many diehard fans will be seeing Avengers: Infinity War on its Thursday opening, while most casual moviegoers will have to wait until the weekend. Avengers: Infinity War has been teased to have some very real consequences, so the likelihood for major character deaths is very high. Luckily the answers are coming shortly, and it's enough to give comic book nerds chills.

Avengers: Infinity War will finally arrive in theaters on April 27th. In the meantime, check out our 2018 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.