Avengers: Infinity War directors ask fans to avoid sharing spoilers

Avengers: Infinity War is fast approaching, and fans from every corner of the globe can barely contain their excitement for the film that represents the culmination of a decade of Marvel movie goodness. What possibly awaits in the super-sized flick? How many beloved superheroes will we say goodbye to? Will it ever get easier to look at Josh Brolin's Thanos, who serves up some serious uncanny valley realness? Avengers: Infinity War is one big mystery, and the directors intend to keep it that way. 

Joe and Anthony Russo, collectively referred to as the Russo Brothers, wrote a letter to "the greatest fans in the world," asking Avengers: Infinity War hopefuls to button their lips and avoid leaking any spoilers. 

"We're about to embark on the Avengers: Infinity War press tour. We will be visiting fans all over the world screening only a limited amount of selected footage from the film in order to avoid spoiling the story for future viewers," the sibling filmmakers penned in the note, which they posted to Twitter. The Russo Brothers captioned the photo of the letter with the hashtag #ThanosDemandsYourSilence — and made sure Thanos' Infinity Gauntlet (outfitted with a few Infinity Gems) was positioned just so in the side of the snap — for added dramatic effect.

The letter continues, "We will not screen the film in its entirely until the Los Angeles premiere shortly before the film's global release. Everyone involved with the film has worked incredibly hard for the past two years maintaining the highest level of secrecy." 

Intensifying the mystique surrounding Avengers: Infinity War, the Russo Brothers also teased in the note that "only a handful of people know the film's true plot." It's unclear whether that statement is true or just a little white lie to manufacture another layer of secrecy to shroud Avengers: Infinity War, but it's interesting nonetheless.

"We're asking that when you see Infinity War, in the coming months, that you maintain that same level of secrecy so that all fans can have an equal experience when they watch it for the first time," the directors concluded. "Don't spoil it for others, the same way you wouldn't want it spoiled for you."

Read the letter in full at the bottom of this article.

Marvel actor Tom Holland, who debuted as the newest iteration of Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War and then showed us his typical teen side as Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Homecoming, joked on Twitter that the Russo Brothers' note was actually meant for him. "This letter was originally addressed to me," Holland tweeted, complete with a crying-with-laughter emoji. This was cheeky self-aware jab at the fact that Holland "accidentally" leaked the first poster for Avengers: Infinity War during an Instagram Live event back in November of 2017, and that Marvel executives previously refused to let him read advance copies of the film's script because he's "terrible at keeping secrets." 

Hopefully Holland and Marvel fans as a whole can do the Russo Brothers proud and resist the urge to let any spoilers spill on social media. 

All parts of the Marvel Cinematic Universe as we've come to know it will collide when Avengers: Infinity War arrives in theaters on April 27.