Even though a few weeks have passed since “#DontSpoilTheEndgame” was a thing, I’m guessing it’ll be a while before any of us forget how adamant most folks had been about Avengers: Endgame not being spoiled for them on social media. Actually, the embargo extended beyond the borders of cyberspace, so I’m hoping that not too much blood was shed in the name of a movie.
Much to the chagrin of folks working at Marvel Studios, some of their own actors can oftentimes be the one spilling beans. The problem can be attributed to compartmentalization, as it can sometimes become difficult for the stars to discuss their work without knowing what’s already public knowledge and what isn’t.
One guy who got caught in the middle was that of Dave Bautista. While recently speaking with Collider, he told them of how he didn’t escape this ordeal unscathed:
“I got a little grief for this which I felt horrible for. But you’re really kept in the dark for a lot of Marvel stuff, but for Infinity War and Endgame in particular you’re just really kept in the dark. I didn’t know how Infinity War ended. I had no idea. We shot all our stuff out of sequence, bits and pieces, so I was never privy to scripts. We shot it a little over a year straight, both Infinity War and Endgame, so I didn’t know which parts were gonna be in which movies. I was just really lost. But as we started doing press for Infinity War, I had been talking to the press openly about my work schedule and that I’d been filming for a year on both these films, not knowing how the first film was going to end and that we were going to disintegrate.”
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When Bautista breaks it down like that, it becomes much easier to see things from his point of view. Truth be told, a lot of actors can relate – especially Tom Holland. Then again, the current Spider-Man’s spoiler woes warrant another discussion entirely.
As Dave continued, he applied more reason to his side of the argument:
“I actually had a discussion with the Russo brothers, because all they saw was that headline: ‘Dave Bautista’s Giving Spoilers For Endgame. And I wasn’t at all. I was just talking very openly about my work schedule and that was before I knew that I was gonna be turned into dust!”
To reiterate, an actor saying something like “I’m in Avengers: Endgame” before they even knew their character was supposed to (temporarily) die in Infinity War can’t be held against them. If studios want situations such as these better kept under wraps, then perhaps there should be more transparency between them and their talent.
Source: ComicBook.com (via Collider)