If you’ve been on the internet at all lately, I’m sure you know what this hashtag means. Somehow, someway, Avengers: Endgame footage has been leaked and is flying it’s way around the internet. From what I’ve heard, the footage was leaked by some employee that was involved in the movie. That could mean a LOT of different things, so I have no further details on that front. However, you can imagine that whoever that person is does not have a job anymore. Not a great look to leak footage from a highly guarded film.
The leak itself is enough to ruffle the feathers of die-hard MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) fans, but the further sharing of the footage is what has a lot of fans (myself included) worried. I know not every person in the world is a big Avengers or MCU fan. But what I do believe is that most people have some sort of show or movie that they are a HUGE fan of. They have something that they would be super bummed about if they saw a spoiler. That alone should stop people from over-sharing this leaked footage. But, apparently it’s not.
I’m a fan of the movies. I have my tickets for me and my boyfriend for 6:00 pm next Thursday. I have muted words on twitter and prevented it from showing me unwanted pictures/videos as I scroll through my timeline. I do not want to be spoiled because of people who are going out of their way to ruin it for everyone else. I have been on the edge of my seat when it comes to this movie ever since the first trailer was released. I have watched every single trailer more than once. I have Avengers: Endgame hype seeping through my pores as I watch/rewatch movies this week. What I absolutely, positively do not want is to have this excitement spoiled for me by people who want to just ruin it for others.
DON’T be that person. Not for me, but for the hundreds of people who spend years of their life creating the MCU. Writers, costume design, set decorators, producers, directors, actors, editors, and so many more people have worked to create this universe for the past 11 years. Their hard work shouldn’t be dismissed by people who are deciding that sharing spoilers is “fun.” If you don’t care about the movie and don’t want to hear about it, mute the words on twitter. Unfollow those who talk about it. But don’t go out of your way to ruin it for the people who care. You know there is something you have in your life that you wouldn’t want to be spoiled, so don’t do that for others.