How Franchises Keep Their Secrets

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Since everyone's on social media, it's harder than ever for movie and TV shows to keep spoilers about their in-progress creations from leaking out. Studios have had to get clever, and have come up with some outside-the-box ways to keep fans -- and even the cast -- in the dark.

For example:

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To ensure nothing came out about Star Wars: The Force Awakens, scripts were printed on dark red pages to prevent any photocopying. CRACKED

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Game of Thrones directors shot fake scenes to keep the final season a secret. ol 1GE 5 1 Fans and paparazzi were so intent on getting Season 8 spoiler

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J.J. Abrams kept paparazzi away from Star TREk: Into Darkness with a wall. NC2D 887834 4201 WAGR ME TIRE UET CAP Abrams's wall He barricaded the movie

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How Franchises Keep Their Secrets


David Merkin, showrunner for Simpsons seasons 5 and 6, called up TV stations and comic book stores... claim (anonymously) to know Who Shot Mr.


As a security measure during the 2005 series of Doctor Who, the production team renamed the preview tapes of the program Torchwood to trick any vide

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Anti-air guns guarded the Game of Thrones set. 1XI DRONEKILLER' A not taken on the GOT set The studio had people with drone killer guns watching th

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The production team for EI Camino rented a replica of Breaking Bad's iconic RV from a tour company in Albuquerque tO film the diner flashback featurin

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During the production of Twin Peaks (2017), the actors didn't even know what was going on with the plot. According to actor Harry Goaz (Deputy Andy Br

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CRACKEDOON Deadpool 2 director David Leitch kept everything related to the movie on paper and stayed away from storing things digitally to prevent any

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CRACKED.COM To keep Bruce Wayne's death under wraps when shooting the funeral scene in The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan had the prop team ma


Miramax took a polite approach to keeping The Crying Gameis secret: They asked people to not spoil the Surprise. The approach focused on simply asking

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During the making of Avengers: Age of Ultron, the production team would round up actors' scripts at the end of filming and shred them all -- every sin

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IHDACY Quentin Tarantino kept his Once Upon A Time In Hollywood script secret by not making any copies of it. Before production began, Brad Pitt and L

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PUBaub CRACKED.COM RACE DRAG Rupaul's Drag Race films several different endings of their finale so that no one will be able to leak the winner. taping

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Friends was filmed in front of a live studio audience that they asked to leave before shooting the cliffhangers.

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British intelligence worked on preventing Harry Potter leaks. Harly Potter and th HY lood prince Before Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince came ou

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Stranger Things uses code names for actors, and literally burns scripts after shooting.

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To prevent spoilers and leaks from spreading about Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, Marvel Studios limited the amount of information the

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Benicio del Toro got The Last Jedi script on an iPad customized by the studio, that a guy brought to his house. The guy had to take the iPad back when


To keep Yondu's death in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 a secret, Marvel leaked photos of Michael Rooker around the set of Avengers: Infinity War. INF

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CRACKEDCON COM To prevent any leaks about the ending of No Time to Die, the crew filmed three different versions of it. Not even Daniel Craig knows wh


Most of the audience is removed before a singer's identity is revealed on The Masked Singer. This is to minimize the risk of leaks.

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In order to keep the scripts for Amazon's Lord Of The Rings show safe, tHE writers work in a safe room with taped windows and security guards. Only th

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In order to keep people from trying to take pictures of the Hands Across America scene in Us, the production team told onlookers they were making an