Listen, Tom Holland has done enough real spoiling that we don't need to r-e-a-c-h and pile on. The Spider-Man: Far From Home star was just on The Graham Norton Show promoting his second Spider-Man movie. That's his job. As part of his job, he mentioned a major event from Avengers: Endgame. Not only is that also part of his job, it's not even the first time he's been on a talk show openly discussing plot points from Endgame. (No one else watched the Spidey cast on Kimmel?)
Anyway, here's what Tom Holland said about Spider-Man: Far From Home:
The film is a direct continuation of Avengers: Endgame, so we deal with the ramifications of the blip, of the death of Tony Stark. Sorry if anyone hasn’t seen the film! If you haven’t, then you’re living under a rock, to be honest.
Some rock-dwellers did peek up and tweet to Tom Holland, upset with his "spoiler." Here's one:
@TomHolland1996 Thanks for giving a spoiler away on the Graham Norton Show. Yes ok, so we’ve not seen Endgame yet but we were still looking forward to watching it. #RUINED.
Here's another frustrated fan:
oh, cheers, Tom Holland! I haven't seen Avengers Endgame yet. Thanks for the massive spoiler.
Those viewers' replies are now filled with people pointing out that:
1. The death of Tony Stark was actually referenced right in the first Spider-Man: Far From Home trailer.
2. That trailer even included a spoiler warning before it.
3. The Russo Brothers lifted the Endgame spoiler ban in May; sure that was an arbitrary decision, but it was a very public decision, and people have been open with Endgame plot points in the nearly two months since that point.
4. Tom Holland's job is to promote Spider-Man: Far From Home, and the death of Tony Stark in Endgame is a key plot point directly tied to his movie.
5. If you want to blame someone, blame Graham Norton if he didn't warn the handful of people who needed to know that spoilers might be coming. Or blame the Russo Brothers for declaring spoilers to be open season.
For once, it's not Tom Holland's fault.
I can certainly understand people waiting to see Avengers: Endgame until it's out on a home release. That first tweeter later pointed out that she has a disabled son, so they don't go out much and have to wait for movies to arrive on DVD. Fair point. That's something TV shows should keep in mind, and Graham Norton could've made it clear that spoilers would be coming when Tom Holland talked about Endgame.
However, if you're watching a talk show, knowing there are Marvel stars as guests who'll be discussing their new movie, you should be prepared for them to mention plot points from the previous movie.
Tom Holland has definitely spoiled a couple of plot points in the past, with fellow Marvel star Benedict Cumberbatch often on standby to stop him before he goes too far. Holland even managed to spoil what would happen in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom before Chris Pratt could read the script. He has a gift for saying too much. But this wasn't one of those times.
Marvel Cinematic Universe stars Tom Holland and Mark Ruffalo are both part of a running spoiler joke, their names synonymous with leaking and spoiling plot points. It's all in good fun, and the guys have even been leaning in on the joke. I've been trying to make Pulling A Ruffalo-Holland a thing, but like fetch, it's not happening.
Spider-Man: Far From Home opens in theaters Tuesday, July 2, as one of the many movies to keep an eye on through our 2019 movie release schedule.