Game Of Thrones Sent Kit Harington To Spain For No Reason
Game Of Thrones has always been pretty strict about keeping plots under wraps, thankfully stopping short of burning every copy of the book series and stashing George R.R. Martin in a cheap roadside motel to keep quiet. The final season was no exception, with producers wanting to protect the big twist that everyone would actually loathe it. For starters, in order to block aerial robot spies, the crew obtained a $30,000 "Dronekiller," which is literally a giant gun used to kill drones.
Producers also reportedly filmed multiple endings, which isn't unusual for super secretive productions, though it does make you wonder how crappy the unused endings must have been. Most ridiculous is what they did with the scene in which (SPOILERS) the heads of all the houses (including the much-maligned House Evian) meet and decide that Bran should be king because ... stories? Anyway, so that nosy fans and paparazzi wouldn't know exactly who was still alive and hanging out in King's Landing in the finale, they forced a bunch of actors who weren't in the episode to fly out to the set. Including the Night King and those Faceless Men dudes.
HBOThey considered bringing Sean Bean back as a misdirection, but figured no one would believe a plot twist where he was unexpectedly alive for once.
Even Jon Snow himself, Kit Harington, had to schlep all the way to Spain purely to be a "decoy." Since his brooding talents weren't needed, he kept himself busy doing makeup for his co-stars.
Had the show ended with Jon giving his sisters a makeover instead of stabbing his girlfriend-aunt to death, maybe people wouldn't have been so pissed?
Avengers: Endgame Messed With Its Trailers
Avengers: Endgame was chock-full of spoilable tidbits, such as Tony Stark's death and Paul Rudd's refusal to bend to the whims of time. Even though this movie was so eagerly anticipated that the studio could've limited its advertising to a crumpled cocktail napkin it with the word "Avengers" written in Sharpie, it still had a full-fledged marketing campaign, complete with trailers. Since the directors, Joe and Anthony Russo, didn't want any key plot elements revealed, they used CGI to change certain moments in the trailer. One shot of Rocket entering Thor's cabin / monument to slovenliness digitally erased Bruce Banner in order to preserve the twist that he was permanently living as "Professor Hulk."
Walt Disney StudiosWhich seems counterproductive, because who wouldn't be at least a little curious about the guy with a PhD in smashing?