‘Avengers: Endgame’: Tom Holland Was Definitely Not Trusted With the Full Script

With Marvel’s Avengers: Endgame premiering in theaters very soon, fans are getting excited about all the things that will happen to their favorite team of superheroes in this epic sequel to Avengers: Infinity War. Theories about the movie are forming and being discussed everywhere.

However, one person who you will not hear much from is Tom Holland, who currently plays Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). The 22-year-old actor reportedly does not know what will happen in Avengers: Endgame as the directors did not give him the full script.

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Tom Holland doesn’t get access to Avengers scripts. Here’s why. | Photo by Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images

Tom Holland spoiled Spider-Man’s fate in ‘Infinity War’

In 2018, during a special screening of Avengers: Infinity War, Holland was introduced on to the stage alongside actor Benedict Cumberbatch, producer Kevin Feige, and directors Joe and Anthony Russo. When he appeared to a huge audience applause, Tom Holland yelled out, “I’m alive!” as a reference to his character’s death in the movie.

This was partly because no one told Holland beforehand that the audience had not yet seen Infinity War. That said, the young actor has always been very excited about his Marvel films and this was not the first time he spoiled something. Holland accidentally revealed insider plans for the Spider-Man movies a few times and reportedly even told Chris Pratt the whole plot of Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom that he heard from the director of the film.

During several press interviews for Avengers: Infinite War, Holland actually came really close to spoiling information. He is such a ticking time bomb that many fans suspect this was why Cumberbatch (who plays Dr. Strange in MCU) accompanied him closely during the movie’s press tour last year.

Directors withheld the full script for ‘Endgame’ from Tom Holland

Directors Joe and Anthony Russo seemed to have learned a thing or two from these experiences with Infinity War and decided that the best way for Holland to not spoil anything was simply to keep him in the dark. As such, for Avengers: Endgame, it was revealed that Holland was not given the full script during filming.

The actor told fans last year at a Comic Con event that the directors withheld the script from him and would not even tell him who he was fighting while filming the movie.

“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?'” Holland shared. “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.”

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Joe Russo confirmed this at a recent event, saying this was true and they didn’t trust Holland to not spoil important details of the movie: “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.”

To know what will happen to Spider-Man and the rest of the Avengers team, catch Avengers: Endgame in theaters nationwide on April 26, 2019.