Last night, fans of the MCU were given a peek into Avengers: Infinity War with a tv spot during the Super Bowl. While short, it allowed us to see some of our favorite heroes in new scenes preparing us for the big war against Thanos.
While the movie debuts in a few short months, the secrets surrounding the film have left fans knowing little to nothing about plot details and what we can expect. So how exactly does Marvel keep their secrets so…top secret? Well, when it comes to Infinity War – there were fake scenes thrown into the script.
Paul Bettany had this to say about the script and finding out about those scenes.
‘When I read the script, there were fake scenes in it. I got the directors on the phone and they walked me through what were the fake scenes. They’d had three leaks already, so they’d written a script with lots of fake scenes. There were three Hero iPads that had the only real scripts on them.’
That being said, they didn’t go as far as to film these fake scenes. Earlier this year, Anthony Russo confirmed this in a podcast by saying they were ‘too tired to shoot anything that wasn’t in the movie’.
While these aren’t the only preventative measures taken – Tom Holland still hasn’t read the script for Infinity War and we don’t think Mark Ruffalo will be allowed to have his phone during any premiere screenings – it does show the lengths that Marvel is willing to go to make sure viewers go into the theater with no idea of what to expect.
For us, that’s how we want to experience the films anyway. We want those emotions we feel in the theater to be raw and real, even if that means we’re totally prepared to leave the movie in tears.
Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4th.
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