It's been a week since Avengers: Endgame hit theaters, and the movie still being talked about in hushed tones. Both the fandom and directors The Russo Brothers encouraged moviegoers to keep the film's secrets, with #DontSpoilTheEndgame going viral ahead of its release. But this weekend is Endgame's second in theaters, so the public is slowly loosening the reigns on the blockbuster's contents.
The Russo Brothers recently did an appearance on CinemaBlend's ReelBlend podcast, and were able to finally get chatty about Avengers: Endgame's contents. They also revealed they believe the statue of limitations of Endgame spoilers is up after this weekend, which should fans and cast alike very happy. In fact, Captain America actor Chris Evans seems pleased as punch, as he recently tweeted:
Spoilers were almost synonymous with Avengers: Endgame's release, as the internet became a very dangerous place in the days leading up to its debut in theaters. The movie leaked online, and advanced screenings meant the movie's contents were readily available for moviegoers who simply couldn't wait until opening night.
Kevin Feige and The Russo Brothers were clearly displeased with Endgame's various leaks, encouraging moviegoers to take care of themselves and keep the secrets until an appropriate time. And that time appears to be in a matter of days, as Monday May 5th is apparently the final day of the fan-mandated gag order.
The Russo Brothers mentioned this date on ReelBlend, speaking with hosts Sean O'Connell, Jake Hamilton, and Kevin McCarthy about all of Avengers: Endgame's contents. It was Joe Russo who spoke to the Endgame's secrets up until a point, with:
You have to be fair about it because we are, as you know, exceedingly anti-spoiler and I feel it, for the same reason, it's bullying. It could even be sociopathic to go online or, or walk out of a theater like some guy did and shout out the end of a movie while a bunch of people are standing in line waiting to go see it. And they've got 10 years of their life and their time and their emotions invested in it. It's a despicable thing to do. But I think you have to be fair. Two weekends feels like enough time for everyone to get to see it and then people should be… because you also want people to be able to talk about it. And so at a certain point, I think after the second weekend, it's okay to share spoilers.
And just like that, the Marvel fans were given a date when they could freely discuss the myriad twists of Avengers: Endgame. And considering it's coming from the Russo Brothers themselves, it looks like Monday will be a very lively day at the water cooler and on social media.
While it may have been a long week of keeping secrets for Marvel fans, imagine what it was like for the cast and crew. The Russo Brothers have been working on Infinity War and Endgame for the past three years, and the cast has had to remain tight-lipped about exactly what went down on set. Endgame was the cumulation of the last 21 movies, so the expectations was sky high. As was the pressure to not spoil any of the blockbuster's plot.
Chris Evans and his Avengers co-stars are presumably relieved that Endgame is finally in theaters, and they no longer have to worry about sidestepping questions about the movie in interviews. Plus, cast members can finally share their experiences on set, especially the big group scenes. Chris Pratt has already shared one such video, check it out:
With the statue of limitations ending in just a few days, we should get more videos like this. And Chris Evans seems to be psyched to join the party and celebrate Avengers: Endgame's massive success.
Avenger: Endgame is in theaters now, and making a ton of money at the box office. In the meantime, check out our 2019 release list to plan your next trip to the movies.