Avengers: Infinity War Directors Produced Several Fake Scripts to Prevent Leaks
The Russo brothers took great lengths to plug the possibility of anything leaking from Avengers: Infinity War on to the internet.
Speaking with Total Film (via ScreenGeek) in a recent interview, actor Paul Bettany (Vision) revealed that there were multiple scripts produced for the highly anticipated movie adaptation in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. These contained various fake scenes that were shot, some of the times without the cast having any knowledge beforehand.
“When I read the script there were fake scenes in it,” Bettany stated. “I got the directors on the phone and they walked me through what were the fake scenes. They’d had three leaks already, so they’d written a script with lots of fake scenes. There were three Hero iPads that had the only real script on them.”
The fake scripts were not the only smart arrays from co-directors Joe and Anthony Russo to prevent leaks. Tom Holland (Spider-Man) was not even allowed to read the script. He was simply instructed to film sequences for Avengers: Infinity War without being told what they were for, assured that the special effects team would handle the rest.
In some cases, the cast took it upon themselves for tighter restrictions against possible spoilers being plastered on the internet. Dave Bautista (Drax) for one willingly chose to not read any of the scripts.
Avengers: Infinity War is not alone in its fight against early leaks. The highly anticipated concluding season for Game of Thrones has multiple endings, with the actual finale kept as a closely guarded secret.
Avengers: Infinity War will open in theaters worldwide on May 4, 2018. Before that will be the premiere of Black Panther on February 16 in the next couple of weeks.