Rich Johnston wants you all to know that he knows something that he’s not supposed to:
Everyone seems to think I love to spoil stories but it’s just not true, when I discovered one aspect to the ending of Age Of Ultron after the Marvel Summit, they asked me not to run it, so I didn’t (even though it screams at me from this month’s solicitations- could only eight people really know this one?)… Later, however, I was told a different aspect to the ending, which caused Marvel to properly panic when I shared with Marvel that I knew it – or at least a part of it – and I was told there were all sorts of legal implications if this story got spoiled by me.
Of course, saying “I know the ending but I can’t tell you” means that (a) Rich gets bragging rights without having to actually prove that he knows anything, and (b) all those who care about guessing the ending go wild at the tease, and try and decipher the clues (In addition to the “It screams at me from this month’s solicitations,” Rich also adds later the phrase “An unexpected guest star joining the Marvel Universe,” which would suggest someone who’s never shown up in a Marvel Comic before. Finally, Marvelman?), which seems to be a win-win scenario for all involved – including Marvel, who essentially get PR for Age of Ultron at no risk, because nothing actually gets spoiled. Everybody wins?
Hey, maybe I should start boasting that I know the ends to stories. I know how DC’s Trinity War en – Nah, I don’t even know how that even starts, yet.