‘Avengers: Infinity War’ and ‘Endgame’ co-director Joe Russo has revealed that famous blabbermouth Tom Holland, who plays Peter Parker/Spider-Man, wasn’t even given the scripts for these last two movies, for security reasons. The Marvel movies are very well-known for being kept under the tightest of wraps, and that seems to be a concept with which chatty Tom isn’t familiar.
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With ‘Endgame’ rapidly approaching, Joe Russo stated:
“Yeah, Tom Holland does not get the script. 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 like very vague terms to describe to him what is happening in the scene, because he has a very difficult time keeping his mouth shut.”
Maybe that’s why he got dusted.
It definitely seemed that the majority of ‘Infinity War’ was filmed against a green screen. While it came across as seamless to viewers, making movies is more complicated and there probably were times when Holland was acting opposite nobody. It sounds as though Joe and his brother Anthony gave Holland just enough info to make his performance coherent in the larger narrative.
As Holland discussed last year at ACE Comic Con:
“I remember for Avengers, 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,’ so I’m like ‘how big is he?’ ‘Well, we can’t tell you because that would give it away.’ So, 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.”
But Holland isn’t the only security leak they have to worry about… just the youngest. Others, like Mark Ruffalo, have let things slip when chatting up the films. As Russo previously stated:
“It’s a burden to bear for them. It’s probably easier to have read a fake script and a fake ending because they don’t have the pressure of knowing what happens in the movie and then they have to hide it.”
Well, Holland and the gang don’t have to hold their tongues much longer. Marvel is capping its first ten years of movies with ‘Avengers” Endgame’ which opens on April 26.