The Marvel Universe has grown popular among fans, primarily, because of its complex links with the many superhero worlds. In the process, the actors get confused over what to reveal and what not, and end up blurting out spoilers. The most infamous one for leaking spoilers is Tom Holland. With a total number of seven Marvel spoilers, per sources, Holland is synonymous with the term now.
This urged Marvel officials to provide him with a fake script, in case, Holland inadvertently revealed something. Interestingly, the British actor isn’t the only one. There is a surprising list of actors from the MCU movies that have gone down the same path.
1. Mark Ruffalo’s Instagram spoiler for Thor
The next name right up after Tom Holland is Mark Ruffalo. The actor renowned for his character as the Hulk has failed to gain any trust from the Marvel franchise because of his multiple spoiler antics in public interviews. According to BuzzFeed, the 55-year-old American actor forgot to end an Instagram live broadcast during the premiere of Thor: Ragnarok. As a result, fans ended up hearing the first 20 minutes of the podcast.
Apart from that, in an interview with Good Morning America, Don Cheadle and Mark Ruffalo were promoting Avengers: Infinity War when the latter gave out the whole plot in one sentence. Ruffalo revealed that all the superheroes will die in the next Marvel movie, and Cheadle wasn’t impressed.
2. Samuel L. Jackson’s grand Nick Fury reveal
While he plays a highly experienced spy on-screen, Samuel L. Jackson might not be good at keeping secrets in reality. The Nick Fury actor revealed to Entertainment Weekly that the fans would finally get to know the backstory behind Fury losing his eye in Captain Marvel in 2019. This was also among the multiple times Jackson leaked spoilers.
3. Robert Downey Jr. disclosed the final scene plot
Ahead of The Avengers premiere in 2012, Robert Downey Jr. dropped a reunion spoiler during a press conference. He hinted at the cast being reunited to shoot a final scene. This sent the media and fans into a daze. Days later, director Joss Whedon addressed the matter in an ET Weekly discussion and thanked RDJ for spreading the word, sarcastically.
4. Chris Evans’s goodbye post on social media
An exciting addition to the list is Captain America star, Chris Evans. With not many spoilers slammed against his name, Evans does associate with one such blunder. Post-filming of Avengers: Endgame, the American actor got emotional and penned down a heartfelt note for Captain America. He posted on Twitter saying,
“Officially wrapped on Avengers 4. It was an emotional day to say the least. Playing this role over the last 8 years has been an honor. To everyone in front of the camera, behind the camera, and in the audience, thank you for the memories! Eternally grateful.”
Evans unwittingly broke the news of his departure as Captain America to the world. Blame the emotions! Later on, reports claimed that the superhero would in fact return. However, Kevin Feige and Evans confirmed that Captain America won’t be reprising his role for now, per BuzzFeed.
6. Gwyneth Paltrow’s honest mistake
Iron Man’s only love interest, Pepper Potts gained much interest in the franchise. She first appeared in the foremost Iron Man movie in 2008. While the character was killed by Tony Stark himself, fans did not expect her return. Nevertheless, Paltrow once presented a snap of herself on Instagram donning a mocap suit which leaked her return in Avengers: Infinity War.
Even though the story was promptly removed by Paltrow, it led to the rise of fan theories because the suit only marked a return of Pepper’s superhero armor, per Games Radar.
While the real-life bloopers seem to be consistent among the MCU actors, the franchise also tried to stay one step ahead. The franchise has tried resolutions like sending fake scripts to the actors or shooting multiple end scenes rather than just one. This would leave the actors confused about what is real, thus, reducing the chances of giving out spoilers.