There are a ton of MCU leakers these days and their main sources of information usually come from leaked merchandise. LEGO is one of the companies that normally make Marvel tie-in sets and we now know how they “avoid” spoilers.
One of the more notable examples of this was a Spider-Man: No Way Home LEGO set, which supposedly became controversial. Knowing this, it will be interesting to see if leakers will keep using leaked LEGO sets as a “credible” source.
How does LEGO avoid Marvel spoilers?
During an interview with MiniSuperHeroesToday, LEGO designer Mark Stafford revealed that Marvel doesn’t give them story details, essentially avoiding spoilers. This is why the Spider-Man: No Way Home set featured a setpiece where Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Wong, and MJ fought a robot.
"It was really similar to Endgame where they gave us almost nothing because this has so many secrets in it they don't even want a whisper of it to leak out,” explains Stafford. “Until the day I went to the movie, opening day, of course, I didn't know there was going to be more than one Spider-Man. I knew there had been set leaks that showed that it looks like there is, but the actors were still denying it and I was believing the actors, foolish. They're actors, they were acting."
Continuing to explain the Spider-Man: No Way Home LEGO set, Stafford said the company wouldn’t let them use Spidey’s villains. As we mentioned earlier, the set designers aren’t given plenty of details and they have to get creative, hence monsters.
More Marvel paranoia
Marvel has gone to ridiculous lengths to hide their spoilers, reportedly not giving their actors scripts while filming Avengers: Endgame. Granted, the company has faced massive leaks before regarding the aforementioned Endgame and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.
It’s a trend that’s not going to end anytime soon, as Marvel and Star Wars are some of the biggest franchises ever. We definitely feel some of the pain that these LEGO set designers have to go through, though it would have been cool to see some of those monsters in the film.
Spider-Man: No Way Home is now available on home media and through the Disney+ app.