Avengers: Endgame directors Anthony and Joe Russo knew if they wanted to keep the ending of their movie secret, they had to keep it from star Tom Holland, reports IndieWire.
“Yeah, Tom Holland does not get the script,” Joe said at the Avengers: Endgame Indian Anthem event. “Tom Holland gets his lines, and that’s it. He doesn’t even know who he’s acting opposite of. 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.”
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about Holland’s loose lips. Last year at ACE Comic Con Phoenix, the actor confirmed the director’s account of how he was handled on the set of the Avengers films.
He explained, “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, ‘OK, who am I fighting?’ And they were like, ‘Well, we can’t tell you because it’s a secret’. I’m like, ‘OK, so what does he look like?’ And they’re like, ‘Well, we can’t tell you because that would give it away’.”
Holland’s reputation for letting the cat out of the bag is well earned. Last year, he accidentally ruined the ending of Avengers: Infinity War when he revealed the fate of his character while introducing the film to a crowd he assumed had already seen the film.
A video of Holland’s Infinity War co-star Benedict Cumberbatch attempting to keep him from inadvertently revealing spoilers on the film’s press tour also went viral last April.
benedict preventing tom from leaking spoilers: a thrilling saga 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/VyIdKTTeA4
— captain* (@iamgeekingout) April 30, 2018
Avengers: Endgame, the fourth flick in the blockbuster series, will be released in Australia on April 24.
This article originally appeared on The New York Post and was reproduced with permission