No one likes spoilers (it is in the name). TV series and movies like Westworld and Avengers: Endgame has reinforced the dislike for spoilers. Some popular movies go to great extents like giving the production team code names and the cast being kept in the dark so that no news is leaked to the press. But sometimes, by accident, the news still gets leaked out. For example, the makers of Speed accidentally revealed the whole suspense in the trailer itself. But this isn’t the first time such a thing has happened. Here are ten more instances when spoilers were accidentally revealed, much to the dismay of production houses and the audience.
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
We saw the new trilogy come and go with more fan theories than spoilers thankfully. But way before we saw The Force Awakens in the theatres, we saw a teaser with Finn and we wondered whether he will be the lightsaber-wielding Jedi we needed. But Disney could not control the flow of merchandise and Rey holding the lightsaber gave the game away.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
While launching the new range of Star Wars merchandise, the Kylo Ren figurine revealed a major spoiler regarding the character in the Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Kylo Ren, who wore a mask for the first movie as a tribute to his grandfather, seems to be sans it. According to the fans, this is not one of the worst things about the movie and yet we could have lived with being surprised.
Rogue One – A Star Wars Story
It seems that every Star Wars movie cannot be kept completely under wraps. In an interview, Mads Mikkelson accidentally revealed that he was the father of the character played by Felicity Jones. Until that point, the teasers and trailers only showed him as one of the villains, but everything changed once it was revealed that he was one of the good guys. It is no wonder that the production houses choose to keep the actors in the dark.
Talking about secrets and actors who can’t keep them, we should mention Tom Holland. While promoting Spider-man: Homecoming, he accidentally revealed that there will be two more Spider-man movies. Marvel is usually upfront about their movie lineup but for some reason, these two films were not announced. Well, the web is out of the bag now. It is no wonder Tom knew nothing about what was happening in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame. The makers went as far as not giving him the entire script.
Captain America: Civil War
In one of the shots where Iron Man and Captain America fight, Bucky is briefly shown unconscious in the background. His left robotic arm is visible in that instant, revealing his huge role in the war.
Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame
We have added these movies together because they were shot simultaneously and split into two movies during the edits. That, of course, created problems for the actors who didn’t know which parts were going to be in which movies. Mark Ruffalo, who is a worthy rival to Tom Holland when it comes to revealing spoilers not only live-streamed the first ten minutes of Avengers: Infinity War but also revealed the end of that movie. It doesn’t end there, he also spoiled the title of Endgame on a late-night show that was edited out later.
The Amazing Spider-man
The idea of releasing merchandise before the release of the movie is clearly not working well. The final battle sequence of The Amazing Spider-man, which marked the first reboot of the web-slinging superhero, was revealed through its lego toys, way before the release. It left a lot of fans disappointed because there was nothing new they could look forward to in the movie. What they didn’t count on was the chemistry between Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.
Spoiler alert, but Ender’s Game, in the end, is not a game. But you didn’t have to bother to watch the movie to know that. The tagline itself revealed that ‘It’s not a game’. It is obvious that no one really thought the headline through or they wouldn’t have gone with something like that.
Many movies use the red herring concept, where you think a particular character is a villain and in the end, you realize that the ‘villain’ was among the heroes. Those who watched Wreck-it Ralph saw the twist coming, rather colorfully. In a special edition coloring book, which was released prior to the movie as a part of the promotion strategy, the real villain was pointed out quite distinctly. The suspense was promptly spoiled.
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
Sometimes production houses make a tactical error in their over-eagerness to please the audience. People who had not read Lord of the Rings did not know of Gandalf’s return. It was another one of those accidental reveals before the release of the movie.
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