It seems that the Russo brothers will stop at nothing to keep their new film, Avengers: Infinity War, from being spoiled. The directors apparently don't trust anyone, not even the Avengers themselves, and certainly not that slippery little Spider-Man.
"Tom's had a couple of slip-ups in the past, he's on the black list now," said Russo. "We wrote fake scripts, we wrote a really fake script for Tom Holland."
While we don't know what these fake script pages included, we're almost more curious about the fake pages than the real ones. Well, maybe not... but we'd still love to see them.
"They were all kept in the dark," said Russo, expanding on the method of giving fake script pages to actors. "They trust us enough that they understand their motivations on set, we can give them enough of a hint as to where they're coming from and where they're going. A lot of it is relationship-based so it's just about behaving truthfully when they're on camera together and the objectives of each scene are contained in the scene. There's no reason for anyone to know the overall goal of the villain other than my brother and I."
Their strategy seems to be working— aside from what we've seen in the trailers, we really have no idea what to expect from the new film.
In additional Avengers news, the brothers Russo were recently interviewed by gamesradar.com, where they were asked about which Marvel character they wish they'd gotten to include in their gargantuan crossover event.
“It would probably be Wolverine,” said Joe Russo, before the interviewer reminded him of the upcoming Fox deal that could make his dream a reality. Anthony Russo said in response,“Yeah, maybe one day…”
Though the Fox deal is not complete, and Kevin Feige has said that no current MCU films would be affected by it (including Infinity War and Avengers 4), the rumor mill about one of these Avengers films including the X-Men simply will not stop. Joe Russo almost certainly knows this, but fanned the fan flames anyway, adding, “We could be close.”
For what it's worth, Wolverine has probably already popped up in one of Tom Holland's scripts, alongside Reed Richards, She-Ra, and the entire Green Lantern Corps.
Avengers: Infinity War will finally spill all of its secrets Apr. 27.