(Note - there is, somewhat predictably, a major SPOILER for Avengers: Age of Ultron to be found below - so proceed with caution if you've not yet seen it...)
Now, there aren't too many parts of Avengers: Age of Ultron that would, in the conventional sense, be called twists. For the most part, it's a noticeably straightforward action flick, relying more on character development and punching to engage us as viewers than on elaborate switcheroos or shock reveals. An M. Night Shyamalan movie it was not.
There were, however, still a couple of moments that threw a whole lot of us for a loop, with their shock-value playing a huge part in their impact.
Which, as it turns out, isn't something anyone watching the movie in Japan is going to have to worry quite so much about. The reason?
A New Japanese Poster Just SPOILED a Major Age of Ultron Plot Twist
The worst part? It all started so well...
Iron Man Was Looking Awesome
Cap, Thor and Nick Fury Were Getting Their Bad-Ass On
Hulk and Black Widow Were Rocking Longing Looks
Then it all fell apart...
Hawkeye...Just Hangs Out With His Family
Now, there are three really important things that need to be said here:
1. We don't find out about Hawkeye's secret family until a long way into the movie - and it's probably the film's best (and certainly most unexpected) twist (sorry Quicksilver...). Which for anyone who's seen that poster, it totally won't be.
2. That shot of Hawkeye seemingly protecting his family from harm isn't a thing that actually happens in the movie.
And, perhaps most importantly:
3. Hawkeye looks incredibly confused as to why he's even there.
All of which kind of seems to suggest that whoever designed the poster either hasn't seen Avengers: Age of Ultron - or, for that matter, its trailers, promotional images or synopsis...
Or, alternatively, in a shocking twist, they accidentally watched American Hustle instead, and thought they were making a poster for that:
Either way, though - here's hoping everyone in Japan isn't paying too much attention to the posters between now and its theatrical release...in July.
What do you think, though?