Leaks have started to seem inevitable in the world of movie-making. Whether it's a pilot episode of a series, behind the scenes photos, scraps of scripts or character details, almost every live-action project ends up with something making its way into the public eye before it was supposed to.
For the upcoming Thor: Ragnarok, the leaks have been coming thick and fast, even though the film isn't due for release until November 2017.
First, there was some "leaked" footage posted to YouTube, showing Asgardian warriors in battle alongside the Hulk. The clip claimed to be part of the Ragnarok trailer, but is has been largely debunked as a combination of deleted scenes from Thor: The Dark World and scenes from [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](tag:293035) cobbled together.
More recently, plot details have surfaced on Geek.com. The website claims to have a reliable source, who has told them that Odin will return, who Cate Blanchett will be playing, and how The Hulk will factor into this Norse Apocalypse.
If these rumors are true, they reveal the majority of the plot of Thor: Ragnarok, leaving us with few surprises to look forward to.
The Director's Response
While this kind of rumor-mongering is enough to make any filmmaker frustrated, director Taika Waititi isn't going to let it get him down. The Kiwi filmmaker took to Twitter to respond to the leaks with a comic book panel and a (joke) spoiler even crazier than the one Geek.com is suggesting.
Of course, there is no way that we will actually see Frog Thor (as much fun as that would be), but it's fantastic to know that Waititi isn't too concerned about rumors spoiling fans' experience of the upcoming film. It's also pretty cool to see that he knows his comics!
It's not the first time that we've seen Marvel respond to leaks with good humor. When the trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron was leaked last year, the official Marvel account responded similarly, blaming the leak on the Avengers' long-time enemy, Hydra.
It seems like Marvel has the perfect attitude to spoilers and rumors: If you can't beat 'em, laugh about 'em!
'Thor: Ragnarok' opens Nov 3rd, 2017