The most-anticipated and much-awaited Hollywood superhero film, Avengers: Endgame, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, has been released on Tamilrockers, a piracy website.
Hours ahead of the movie’s release, the website released the entire movie online. The makers of the film, Joe and Anthony Russo, on social media, had urged fans to not give away any spoilers so that it could be enjoyed in toto by all. Avengers: Endgame, the 22nd film of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is eyeing a record-breaking start of around ₹400 crore at the Indian box office.
Earlier, a small clip was leaked online after which the Russo Brothers took to their social media to write a heartfelt letter to Avengers fans. The note ended with the message, ‘Thanos still demands your silence.’ [Thanos is a character in the movie].
Tamilrockers is an illegal, piracy site which has been releasing both big- and small-budget movies. Several movies, including Aamir Khan’s Thugs of Hindostan, Rajinikanth’s 2.0, and Zero, were leaked on the platform, despite the film industry’s efforts to curb online piracy.
The film industry has been facing the constant menace of online piracy. The industry had stated several times that the efforts to curb the leaking of films were rendered ineffective, mostly due to ingenious ways by which the piracy groups leaked and propagated material.