Actor Tom Holland as earned himself a bit of a reputation when it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and spoilers. Holland has been known to accidentally reveal spoilers in interviews and fan interactions, as well as "accidentally leaking" the first teaser poster of Avengers: Infinity War.
It's come to the point where it's almost a running joke, and it seems like even Marvel is in on it now. Recently, the actor leaked the title of the Spider-Man: Homecoming sequel via a live video chat with his fans, who were quick to catch the title on the cover page of the script as Spider-Man: Far From Home.
Well, now we know that the "leak" was not an accident at all -- in fact, it was part of a plan. During an interview with Birth.Movies.Death, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige revealed exactly what went down with the Spider-Man sequel title leak. "There are certain logistics of the way these movies are made that meant that title would potentially be leaked in some way because it was going out into the world in various forms," Feige said. "So Mr. Holland took it upon himself to leak it for us."
In this day and age of set leaks and spoiler revelations from all sorts of sources close to the film's production, it appears like the title of the Spider-Man sequel was bound to be leaked sooner or later, considering that the start of the movie's shoot was fast approaching. In order to avoid this type of spoiler leak, it looks like it was more prudent to have it come directly from the source. That way, Marvel had the ability to control the flow of information, all while continuing to feed into the spoiler-leaking machine myth of Tom Holland.
Directed by Jon Watts, Spider-Man: Far From Home stars Tom Holland as Peter Parker, the friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. It is scheduled to be released on July 5, 2019.