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It’s a genius workaround to avoid spoiling the film.
Directors Joe and Anthony Russo, aka the Russo Brothers, pleaded with fans to not spoil Avengers: Endgame for those who have yet to see the last chapter in the 11-year franchise. And, except for a handful of people carelessly tweeting out major spoilers, dedicated Marvel fans have mostly honored the Russo Brothers’ request. But some fans have found a creative workaround to share their thoughts on Endgame without spoiling the film on social channels: QR codes.
one of the most revolutionary things stan Twitter has done is talk about endgame in qr codes
— ⎊ may saw endgame ⎊ (@novastarkgazing) April 27, 2019
Yes, some fans are creating custom QR codes that, when uploaded to a QR reader, translate to one (or several) sentences about Endgame. These range from theories to reactions to hot takes. Fans are literally talking in code to avoid spoiling the film for others, and it’s heartwarming.
marvel twitter discussing endgame spoilers in QR code right now pic.twitter.com/Hk11bWJ9te
— maddie | spoilers probably (@murdocksmatthew) April 28, 2019
marvel stans talking about endgame in tl but using qr code so they won't spoil anything pic.twitter.com/AwbrvVi6RP
— malik (@notsogosling) April 28, 2019
To find these QR code messages, search for variations of “Endgame QR” on Twitter. But, a warning: If you haven’t watched Endgame and don’t want key plot points spoiled, do not upload these QR codes!
SLIGHT ENDGAME SPOILERS !!
scan the qr code for facts pic.twitter.com/9w5rAunxoE
— gwen (@aosrogers) April 27, 2019
⚠️ ENDGAME SPOILER IN THE QR CODE ⚠️
I’m still so shook about this scene y’all like so UNBELIEVABLY SHOOK IVE NEVER BEEN SO SHOOK IN MY LIFE pic.twitter.com/JqL73YeV8s
— 𝐚𝐥𝐢 (@snakeyIoki) April 26, 2019
if endgame hurt you, scan this qr code to feel better pic.twitter.com/kH1fUOXqPR
— i love you 3000™| SPOILERS (@sansasmartell) April 27, 2019
It’s safe to assume that within a couple of weeks, fans will start talking about spoilers openly, without using codes. But for now, it’s beautiful to see so many fans talking in code to avoid spoiling the film for others.
Tiffany Kelly is the Unclick editor at Daily Dot. Previously, she worked at Ars Technica and Wired. Her writing has appeared in several other print and online publications, including the Los Angeles Times, Popular Mechanics, and GQ.