Fans aren’t the only ones speculating about what will happen in Avengers: Endgame—even the cast has been kept in the dark. Except for one person, that is. According to director Joe Russo, only Robert Downey Jr. has read the entire script for the final flick.
Russo had previously revealed that the script wasn’t being released to select stars, most notably Tom Holland (Spider-Man) who’s notorious for spilling secrets. “Tom Holland gets his lines and that’s it,” Russo told Indie Wire. “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.”
But now Russo has revealed that he and brother-director Anthony Russo kept all of the castmates in the dark, with the exception of Downey Jr., further confirming speculation that the Marvel movie will spotlight Tony Stark in a big way.
In a recent interview with Rotten Tomatoes, Russo admitted, “[Downey Jr.] was probably the only one to actually read the entire script,” adding, “I think Benedict [Cumberbatch] got the script that included his scenes only.”
While he also said Chris Evans may have read the whole thing, Russo explained that they made the decision to withhold the script to help out the cast. “It just takes a lot of pressure off of people because it is hard to constantly censor yourself about what you’re saying, how you talk,” he told Rotten Tomatoes. “These movies are your whole life. It’s everything you’re doing all day long. The inclination is to talk about it… the less you know, the less you have to mind yourself.”
Soon, however, everyone will know how the long-awaited action film ends. Avengers: Endgame hits theaters nationwide next week on April 26.