The directors of Avengers: Infinity War have begun a humorous campaign to prevent spoilers for their movie, and naturally the stars are going to jump at the chance to joke about it.
Called #ThanosDemandsYourSilence, the campaign was begun by Joe and Anthony Russo, directors of the upcoming epic, by posting a letter on Twitter. Thanos is the name of the main villain, an immortal alien seeking to gain the Infinity Stones and conquer reality.
Robert Downey Jr., who plays Tony Stark/Iron Man, was fairly straightforward about the request. “I trust you all can keep a secret…no spoilers please,” he wrote on his Twitter account.
Tom Holland (Peter Parker/Spider-Man), who has a bit of a reputation for accidentally letting information leak in interviews, was a bit more playful. “This letter was originally addressed to me,” he claimed.
Jeremy Renner (Clint Barton/Hawkeye) also quipped about the matter. “I say nothing…cause I know nothing…” he said. This seems to be a reference to the fact that he has not been featured much in any promotional materials, leading many fans to wonder how much of the movie he is actually in.
Instagram also saw some responses from actors, with Elizabeth Olsen (Wanda Maximoff/the Scarlet Witch) reposting the picture and Sebastian Shaw (Bucky Barnes/the Winter Soldier) merely noting that he is “exciting things to come.”
Avengers: Infinity War is the culmination of the Marvel Cinematic Universe up until now, featuring every hero from a previous movie, from (ex-)Avengers to the Guardians of the Galaxy. All will have to come together to combat Thanos, and all will be vying for attention in the first part of the two-piece film.
As the promotional tour begins for its late-April release, let’s hope that everyone heeds Thanos’ orders.