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.

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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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CRROR In late 2007, John Cena tore his pectoral and was supposed to be out six months to a year. He returned three months later, winning the 2008 Roya

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

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

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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

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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

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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

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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