This post contains major spoilers for the end of Avengers: Infinity War, so watch out!
People have been understandably torn up by the massive amounts of carnage that happens at the end of Avengers: Infinity War, and it was the shock — how unexpected and random the deaths seemed once Thanos snapped his fingers and killed off half of the known universe — that made it even more jarring. For those in the know, Marvel movies have always typically been released overseas at least a week in advance of their US release date, making some spoilers easy to access. The release schedule has been like that for years, but this time, there was no warning, and Marvel kept their cards as close to their chest as possible. Again, that’s extremely hard to do in this day and age, even if you’re the President.
That’s right: In a Good Morning America interview at D23, Disney’s annual convention and super-fan summit, alongside War Machine actor Don Cheadle, Mark Ruffalo let slip that “half” of the Avengers would die before catching himself and playing it off as a joke.
We can’t tell if that’s honest-to-God panic on Ruffalo’s face at the end of the clip or immense relief that he caught himself before giving out too much, but we do know this: Tom Holland feels pretty vindicated right now. At least he didn’t spoil anything that integral to the plot!