Despite Marvel’s extreme efforts at keeping all of Avengers: Endgame’s secrets under wraps, a portion of the film managed to leak to the public last week. While the video itself was taken off the internet, netizens managed to spread the leak through screenshots and descriptions of the footage seen.
Now, speaking with the Associated Press, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige reveals what he thought of the footage make its way online (via USA Today). Though the Marvel producer definitely wasn’t happy about the leak, he was glad to see fans actively avoiding the footage.
“I wasn’t pleased," Feige shared. "It’s not cool. It’s not fun. But the response was what I expected, which was everybody turning it off, dismissing Don’t watch it, ‘it, don’t spoil it for anybody else.’”
Of course, fans would want to steer clear of spoilers. Avengers: Endgame is one of the most highly anticipated films of the year. Not only does the film serve as a sequel to Avengers: Infinity War, it also serves as the culmination of the last ten years of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s clear that there’s a whole lot riding on the film.
“People are excited to see the movie fresh," Feige added. "People are excited to see the movie for the first time. That’s what they’ve been waiting a year, or twelve years, depending on where you joined us. So I’m excited that that day is finally here.”
The Russos have also been reminding fans to keep Endgame a secret to avoid ruining the experience for everyone else. Sure we all want to know who dies in the film, but we only want to learn it while actually watching the movie.
Avengers: Endgame premieres this Friday, April 26, 2019.