I was actually a little surprised today to see somebody send me an Endgame spoiler over on Reddit. It was a randomly generated account so I’m guessing it was just blasted to everybody. Reddit doesn’t really have an advanced inbox system so it’s not like I could have ignored it — I click the “new messages” button and bam, there it is. Oh well.
Here’s the thing, though. Why in the world would anybody who’s read Shakespeare care about spoiler? Newsflash, jackasses – we already know the ending. It’s not about that. If your entire investment in the story hangs on keeping something secret? Then you didn’t do a very good job telling your story.
How many times have we all read and seen King Lear? Or Hamlet? There are no twists in Shakespeare. We always know that Cesario is a girl (although, that gives me an idea for a different blog post…. 😉 ) It’s about how they tell the story to get there. Honestly, I think plenty of people knew the ending of Infinity War before they saw it – but they still saw it. Same with Endgame. We already have our tickets. Nothing’s going to change.
So, my fellow Shakespeare Geeks, laugh off any cowardly spoilers you happen to stumble across. If you’ve got any investment in the story at all – and after 10 years and 20 movies, who are we kidding, of course we do – then no little trolls should be able to spoil that for you. Enjoy the show.