There have been some apparent toy leaks in relation to “Avengers: Endgame” in recent months, with some outlets going so far as to claim they potentially spoil some of the story of the highly secretive Marvel Studios tentpole.
The film’s co-director Joe Russo however has dismissed the reports, telling Collider: “What’s interesting about toy leaks is that 99% of the time they’re not accurate. Because toys are, frankly, tailored to either old concepts or completely different concepts than what’s in the movie. I laugh a lot when those toy leaks show up because I’m like, well, that’s great, because that’s a misdirect (laughs). Because it has nothing to do with the film.”
He and Anthony Russo have both been talking a bit about the new movie lately. Anthony recently told Cinema Blend that if there’s one thing he would change about his work on the film is that he wouldn’t have shot the two films back-to-back and the challenge was: “finding the balance between the two films.”
Joe Russo also spoke to them about how they were able to work in an ‘overpowered’ character like Captain Marvel into the mix – saying: “It’s always a concern of ours about overpowering characters because the reason that people relate to these characters is their humanity, and that they’re flawed…So, we’re all acutely aware of the dangers of having an overly powerful character. [But] we like sensitive storytelling, so… we found a thoughtful way through it. As storytellers that’s been one of the most fun things we’ve had working with these characters is figuring out ways into them where they are vulnerable and they aren’t all powerful.”
The comments come as the “Captain Marvel” solo film ramps up its marketing efforts with an official site straight out of the Geocities era of the Internet, along with a new TV spot and several new posters you can see below. “Avengers: Endgame” opens in cinemas worldwide in late April.