Avengers: Endgame has finally been released in UK cinemas and fans are sure to be excited to check out the eagerly-anticipated follow-up to last year’s Infinity War. But as more and more people see it, the risk of spoilers gets bigger and bigger and Marvel lovers are trying their best to avoid them.
The plot has been shrouded in secrecy – with even the film’s trailers barely giving anything away – and the studio has even created the social media hashtag ‘#DontSpoilTheEndgame’ to encourage audiences who see the movie to remain tight-lipped and enable their peers to get the full experience on the big screen.
So it’s understandable then that comic book movie fans were left pretty peeved when Lorraine co-presenter Dan Wootton gave something away during this morning’s episode (26 April).
WARNING: SPOILERS INCOMING
Talking about the latest entertainment news in his regular slot, Wootton discussed Avengers: Endgame’s pre-sales success and projected box office numbers for its opening weekend before touching on the plot and showing a clip.
Host Lorraine Kelly then brought up British actor Tom Hiddleston – whose character Loki died at the hands of big bad Thanos in Infinity War – to which Wootton replied: “He’s only in it for three minutes.”
Viewers quickly took to Twitter to share in their annoyance over finding out that Hiddleston would make a brief appearance. One user called Wootton ‘a complete tool’, before explaining that “some of us haven’t had a chance to see it yet.”
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Another said: “Did [Dan Wootton] just give away an Avengers spoiler by saying Tom Hiddleston has 3 minutes screen time?! Loki died in Avengers Infinity War, and I haven’t seen End Game yet!”
Another even called out the television network, saying: “ITV never fail to give out spoilers. Switching off from now on.”
Avengers: Endgame is in cinemas now.