Tom Holland is really bad at keeping secrets.
Thankfully, “Avengers: Endgame” directors Joe and Anthony Russo know all about Holland’s loose lips, revealing the Spider-Man actor wasn’t allowed to keep a copy of the latest MCU script.
“Tom Holland does not get the script,” Joe Russo says, via IndieWire, adding Holland wasn’t allowed to get a copy of the entire script before or during production. “Tom Holland gets his lines and that’s it. He doesn’t even know who he’s acting opposite of.”
“We’ll just, we use very vague terms to describe to him what is happening in the scene because he has a very difficult time keeping his mouth shut,” he adds.
And they’re not exaggerating, either. The 22-year-old Brit confirmed he wasn’t allowed to receive more information than was needed while filming “Endgame”.
“The Russo Brothers are like, ‘So, you’re just standing here, and you’re fighting this guy and just do whatever,’ and I’m like, ‘Okay, who am I fighting?’ And they were like, ‘Well, we can’t tell you because it’s a secret.’ I’m like, ‘Okay, so what does he look like?’ And they’re like, ‘Well, we can’t tell you because that would give it away’…I’m just standing there punching the air for 15 minutes and when I took the job I didn’t think that’s what I’d be doing. I’ve gotten used to it now,” he told fans last year at ACE ComicCon Phoenix.
While their methods sound hilariously extreme, the Russo brothers are hoping to avoid any unintentional spoilers from Holland who accidentally ruined the ending of “Infinity War” ahead of a special screening of the film.
The actor says he was told the audience had already seen the film when he walked on stage and shouted, “Don’t worry, I’m still alive!”, alluding to the film’s finale, which features the death of Spider-Man. Confirming popular fan theories, he also made references to the Quantum Realm, teasing its relevance to “Endgame” before details had been confirmed by writers or producers.
Holland will learn all the “Endgame” secrets when the movie opens on April 26.