Stephen Colbert Has A Plan To Drown Out Infinity War Spoilers

Stephen Colbert Has A Plan To Drown Out Infinity War Spoilers

Thanos, who may or may not have stolen Dr. Strange’s girlfriend. Image: Marvel Studios

When in doubt, lie.

That, at least, is the tactic Stephen Colbert suggested last night on The Late Show for dealing with spoilers. In a segment of his monologue focusing on Avengers: Infinity War‘s opening weekend, he suggests that the best way to beat spoilers is with spoilers. Fake spoilers, that is.

The logic tracks: if the world has a bunch of imaginary spoilers floating around, then it will be impossible to tell the real ones from the fake ones, and you’ll still be surprised when the movie rolls around. Stephen even suggests a hashtag to showcase your best ideas: #fakeAvengersSpoilers

Though, personally, I think it’s more fun to leave them unlabelled and just toss them around. Like, spoiler: Captain America is killed by Bucky’s mechanical arm, which is jealous of Steve and Bucky’s relationship.

And Thanos and Dr. Strange? Totally used to be college roommates. Apparently Thanos stole Dr. Strange’s girlfriend, which is a huge source of tension in the film.

Anyway, watch the Colbert segment below, and share some of your fake spoilers below. Not real ones: we have another place for that.


  • Thanos is really Starlord’s father, and all he wants to do is rule the galaxy as father and son

  • Peter Dinklage plays Ironman in a novelty cabaret act called The Mini Avengers.

    Thanos, not having visited Earth previously, is confused by the scale and kidnaps the Mini Avengers to force them to tell him the location of the missing stones. He is unimpressed by their powers, but enjoys their jokes.

    Tony, Wong and Hawkeye set out to rescue the kidnapped entertainers.

    Hilarity ensues.

  • I’m kind of bummed they moved the US release up a week, I was going to get hella drunk and get revenge for decades of shit on forums like “Australia? Dont we test nukes their?” (bad spelling and grammar to approximate standard US intelligence and grasp of the english language).

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