Even Infinity War’s Cast Members Aren’t Allowed To Watch The Entire Film…Yet


Even as the days continue to fall off the calendar, and April 27th inches closer and closer, there’s still a palpable sense of nervy excitement swirling around the Marvel community now that Avengers: Infinity War is on the verge of its grand release.

While previous installments in the Marvel Cinematic Universe have stolen headlines left, right, and center (see: Black Panther), Infinity War blows everything else out of the water with its unprecedented scale and scope.

It’s a crossover that ought to be exclusive to the world of comic books, but thanks to the meticulous work of Kevin Feige and Louis D’Esposito and all of the many geektastic directors that make up the MCU, Infinity War is about to redefine the parameters of superhero filmmaking, so it’s fair to say that the stakes are higher now than they’ve ever been before.

With that in mind, it’s no wonder that directors Joe and Anthony Russo have asked fans to refrain from spoiling Infinity War, as doing so will only ruin the experience for their fellow moviegoers. And that’s not all; in order to mitigate the chances of spoilers slipping out ahead of time, Marvel is only screening 30 minutes of its Herculean event movie, while no one – and we mean no one – from the sequel’s cast list has actually laid eyes on the entire film.

In light of the fan-centric premiere in London this past weekend (see above), here’s what Benedict Cumberbatch (Doctor Strange) told Good Morning America:

It was pretty hyped. It was wonderful. It was the same for us. We haven’t seen hadn’t seen the footage until last night, so we came out as fanned up as the fans. It was really, really excited.

His co-star, Tom Hiddleston, went on to emphasize that only a small portion of Avengers: Infinity War was screened last night in accordance with Marvel’s no spoiler policy.

None of us have seen the film and we’ll be seeing it at the same time as you guys see it on April the 27th because there’s so much about the film that’s being kept under wraps, being kept secret. Last night was about 20 minutes and the first time I’ve seen it.

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And for good reason, as screening Avengers: Infinity War in its entirety only runs the risk of opening the floodgates, something Hiddleston acknowledged in a separate interview with HeyUGuys:

…the reason they’re not screening the whole film is because there are so many new things that happen in it – things that have never happened before in the Marvel Cinematic Universe – that it’s just more exciting if everyone in the world sees the film at the same time… So that feels new for me, having been in the Marvel Universe for awhile.

Marvel’s Avengers: Infinity War will be with us on April 27th.

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