Queuing fans reportedly attacked a man for revealing the surprise ending to “Avengers: Endgame” after he exited a screening in Hong Kong on April 24.
A passerby in Hong Kong snapped a photo of a man in a white shirt sitting on the ground, while appearing to receive medical aid from a man in a red shirt wearing a surgical mask. Several drops of blood on the tile floor can be seen next to the pair, in an image implicitly taken on April 24.
Taiwanese media reported that the man brashly revealed key points to the movie. Several waiting fans reportedly attacked the man for sharing the spoilers. The comments in the shared image said: “Today was the first showing of the ‘Avengers.'”
“Avengers: Endgame” was released in theaters on April 24 in the Asian region, two days earlier than the United States release. The movie is the 22nd film in a 11-year series made by Marvel Studios. It is also a conclusion to the story in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It’s already broken the record for highest box-office debut in China, raking in $107.2 million on opening day.
Even before its release, the movie was making waves in China, generating $90 million in pre-sales—an all-time record.
The Russo Brothers, who directed the film, requested on Twitter that fans don’t spoil the ending. “When you see Endgame in the coming weeks, please don’t spoil it for others, the same way you wouldn’t want it spoiled for you,” the brothers wrote in a Tweet.
— Russo Brothers (@Russo_Brothers) April 16, 2019
This is the second surprising reaction coming out of China with the release of “Avengers: Endgame.” A woman was hospitalized, on the opening night, after she was struck by uncontrollable crying and hyperventilating, according to Chinese media.
The 21-year-old unnamed female watched the midnight premier of the film with her friends on April 24 in the city of Ningbo in east China’s Zhejiang Province, local media The Sound of Zhejiang reported. Most of the 3-hour long movie went by without a hitch for the college student, until it rolled towards the closing scenes.
While movie-goers around her were quietly sobbing at the end of the movie, the student started bawling uncontrollably. She cried so much—and so hard—that she started feeling chest pains, and she became numb in her hands and feet. Her fingers also became stuck in a clawed position.
Users on Weibo, China’s version of Twitter, reacted to the woman’s extreme response to the movie with both mockery and sympathy.
One commenter quipped: “[She’s] definitely a real fan.”
Another user wrote: “Sister, you got in way too deep into the drama.”
Epoch Times reporter Cathy Zhang contributed to this report.