Despite the makers and actors’ efforts to save Marvel’s much-anticipated film Avengers: Endgame from piracy, the movie has been leaked on several websites.
The film’s leaked copy came from a Chinese theatrical screening which happened a day ago, Variety reported on Wednesday.
According to the piracy news site TorrentFreak, users in China began sharing a 1.2-gigabyte file of Avengers: Endgame on peer-to-peer piracy networks sometime between 4pm and 5pm China time on Wednesday.
However, the TorrentFreak’s report stated that the quality of the video-cammed pirated copy is particularly bad.
Later, the film reportedly circulated on other platforms such as ThePirateBay.
Directed by Russo brothers, Avengers: Endgame is the culmination of over 20 Marvel movies. It stars actors like Robert Downey Jr, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson.
“Keep those spoilers to yourself,” Downey tweeted after the film’s copy got leaked online.
Earlier, the directors ofthe filmpleaded with fans on Tuesday not to spoil the movie by giving away storylines after reports that some scenes had leaked online.
In an open letter posted on Twitter under the hashtag #DontSpoilTheEndgame, Joe and Anthony Russo said they and the vast cast of the upcoming Marvel superhero movie “have worked tirelessly for the last three years with the sole intention of delivering a surprising and emotionally powerful conclusion” to the saga.
“When you see Endgame in coming weeks, please don’t spoil it for others, the same way you wouldn’t want it spoiled for you,” they added.