"Avengers: Endgame" Spoilers Hit the Internet . . . Here's How You Can Avoid Them

April 17, 2019

Someone finally found a crack in the Marvel armor. Either late Monday or early Tuesday morning, a 5-minute video of SPOILERS for "Avengers: Endgame" hit the World Wide Web of Piracy. And now the world is freaking out.

It's not enough to just NOT WATCH the video if you come upon it. Because in every nook and cranny of cyberspace, you can potentially run into some sort of content related to it, if not clips of the video itself.

A few websites have put together guides to avoiding spoilers. Here are a few of their tips . . .

1. Mute certain words or phrases on Twitter. You know, character names like "Thanos", words like "infinity" or "gauntlet", or how about "Avengers: Endgame" itself?

2. Avoid or mute certain subreddits. There are specific ones where you're more likely to find spoilers, but it might be wise to avoid Reddit altogether.

3. On Facebook, you can mute or snooze certain accounts you might expect to give out spoilers. You can also install something called "Social Fixer" to mute certain words or phrases.

4. On social media in general, disable auto-playing videos and close out your DMs.

5. Don't read comments sections.

6. Stay off online gaming. I know it's starting to sound extreme, but don't say I didn't warn you.

(Check out more tips at Polygon and GameSpot.)

"Endgame" directors Joe and Anthony Russo didn't address the leak. But they did release a statement yesterday, asking people who see the movie not to spoil it for others.

They said, quote, "Because so many of you have invested your time, your hearts, and your souls into these stories, we're once again asking for your help.

"When you see 'Endgame' in the coming weeks, please don't spoil it for others, the same way you wouldn't want it spoiled for you. Remember, Thanos still demands your silence."