Marvel Studios Is Finally Sending Their Lawyers After The Anonymous Social Media Scoopers Over Various Leaks

Marvel Studios Is Finally Sending Their Lawyers After The Anonymous Social Media Scoopers Over Various Leaks Marvel Studios Is Finally Sending Their Lawyers After The Anonymous Social Media Scoopers Over Various Leaks

It seems Marvel Studios has finally had enough of the online, anonymous social media scoopers as they've issued a DMCA subpoena to discover the identity of the person operating one account, in particular.

By MarkJulian - May 11, 2024 03:05 PM EST
Filed Under: Marvel Studios

Even though the leaks were 50/50 at best, several online anonymous Twitter accounts have broken big comic book news in the past, particularly in regards to Marvel Studios.

And while their posts were hit or miss in terms of casting or what films were coming down the pipeline, they have been known to share set photo leaks that potentially spoil big moments from the films.

Case in point, @CanWeGetSomeToast recently posted set photos from Captain America: Brave New World which seems to have been the breaking point for Marvel Studios.

Matthew Slattof, Marvel's VP of Global Security and Content Protection has filed a DMCA subpoena for Instagram to disclose the identity of the person operating the @CanWeGetSomeToast social media account.

If Marvel manages to confirm the identity of the person operating the account, they're likely facing a significant lawsuit.

How this case pans out could significantly change how other social media and reddit users post scoops in the future. 

It's also likely that Marvel will go after other accounts if they are successful in their takedown of @CanWeGetSomeToast.

Leaks are nothing new for Marvel Studios, going all the way back to the days of the first Avengers film.

However, over the last few years, things have changed, whereas people no longer make one-time, throwaway accounts to post the leaks, instead they've turned their "insider" information into a business, where they charge a subscription fee.

In the DCMA notice, Marvel is going after @CanWeGetSomeToast over the leaks of Sam Wilson's new Captain America suit, which were also spoiled by the recent McDonald's Happy Meal promotional campaign.  Why Marvel is using this particular instance for a call to action is a bit of a headscratcher.

Still, the case requires close watching over the next few weeks as we look to see whether anonymous scoopers lay low for a while or continue on as if nothing is happening.

As Marvel Studios prepares to release Deadpool & Wolverine later this year and look to set filming dates for Avengers 5, the company has likely had enough of their surprises and major plot points leaking out weeks or months before the film's release.

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harryba11zack - 5/11/2024, 3:14 PM
could you at least link the photos of the leaks?
MarkJulian - 5/11/2024, 3:21 PM
@harryba11zack - Link to the photos that Marvel is unhappy about them getting leaked? No.
Snow43214 - 5/11/2024, 3:41 PM
@MarkJulian - lmao, what a comeback
harryba11zack - 5/11/2024, 3:48 PM
@MarkJulian - User Comment Image
HashTagSwagg - 5/11/2024, 3:55 PM
@MarkJulian - Could you maybe leak at least one photo? I'll promise to comment, like and subscribe if you do.
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rkshuttleworth - 5/12/2024, 5:37 PM
@HashTagSwagg - You also promise to help with the lawyers lol
SuperJefe - 5/11/2024, 3:15 PM
“I know nothing. I don’t even like toast. I’m a croissant guy.”

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SonOfAGif - 5/11/2024, 4:11 PM
@SuperJefe - He's built like an informant.
JustAWaffle - 5/12/2024, 2:14 AM
@SuperJefe - I bet he tries to pronounce croissant like a Frenchman just to sound classy.
SuperJefe - 5/12/2024, 5:31 AM
@JustAWaffle - ….Kwah-sawhhh!
Doomsday8888 - 5/11/2024, 3:15 PM
VISIONaryNPa1 - 5/11/2024, 3:24 PM
What is that thumbnail image 💀
Malatrova15 - 5/11/2024, 4:02 PM
@VISIONaryNPa1 - is the indiana jones guy mad about not investing his dtar wars money on bitcoin so he doednoesnt have to star in marvel next flop
Razorface1 - 5/11/2024, 6:39 PM
@VISIONaryNPa1 - Red Hulk
VISIONaryNPa1 - 5/12/2024, 4:08 PM
@Razorface1 - no. . WAY!
Razorface1 - 5/12/2024, 4:52 PM
@VISIONaryNPa1 - you asked.
VISIONaryNPa1 - 5/13/2024, 9:39 AM
@Razorface1 - mmhmm
Razorface1 - 5/13/2024, 2:02 PM
@VISIONaryNPa1 - What a weird little person.
VISIONaryNPa1 - 5/13/2024, 5:14 PM
@Razorface1 - correct
ObserverIO - 5/11/2024, 3:27 PM
The internet sure ain't what it used to be.
Malatrova15 - 5/11/2024, 4:02 PM
@ObserverIO - it is , ask worldcorp
NoAssemblyReqd - 5/11/2024, 3:30 PM
As one who often stumbled on spoilers without even trying (I come to this site, after all) was pleasantly caught off-guard by the number of surprises that stayed secret on Endgame until opening day. Perhaps I wasn’t paying attention to the scoops, but I recall at least 6 or 7 major events and cameos that had me gasping.

I don’t know if I agree with getting lawyers involved, but I totally get why Marvel values giving its audience the benefit of experiencing the goods as fresh as possible in the cinema.
McMurdo - 5/11/2024, 3:53 PM
@NoAssemblyReqd - you mean like Thor being a junkie and Hulk being a coward?
Origame - 5/11/2024, 4:24 PM
@NoAssemblyReqd - that will never happen again.
CerealKiller1 - 5/11/2024, 5:35 PM
@McMurdo - Just because you don’t like something, doesn’t mean you have to bring your negativeness to people who actually want to enjoy it
McMurdo - 5/11/2024, 6:02 PM
@CerealKiller1 - spare us
newhire13 - 5/11/2024, 6:51 PM
@McMurdo - Spare us? You first.
CerealKiller1 - 5/11/2024, 6:52 PM
@McMurdo - Ditto
vectorsigma - 5/11/2024, 10:43 PM
@NoAssemblyReqd - i think the level of scooping was different back then.

I think the culture changed with NWH where all of the scoops from MTTSH were accurate and got attention. Then MOM, she hulk, secret Invasion. I think he got F4 wrong but he already got the following.

A lot of people followed suite even with lower credibility.

MTTSH seem to know CWGST too based on their Twitter interactions.

I for one would like to see these people get sued so that this culture of scooping dies and we get to enjoy the reveals to the fullest
Nolanite - 5/12/2024, 8:43 AM
@vectorsigma - oh my child.
Back in like 2011-2015 in here was total chaos but respect was given between us Nolanites and the Marvelites. That war lasted a few years but those were the golden years.
vectorsigma - 5/12/2024, 9:33 AM
@Nolanite - thanks for the history lesson, i appreciate it as i wasnt around that time 🙂
sully - 5/11/2024, 3:43 PM
Lol yeah good luck proving leaks are causing any damages whatsoever. People are going to go see the movie anyway if they're already interested. If the people leaking are not Disney/Marvel employees, then they are not under any Non-disclosure agreements. The most Disney could do is send DMCA takedown requests.
MarkJulian - 5/11/2024, 3:47 PM
@sully - They have a subscription based service where they charge a monthly fee for people to access insider info that they got their hands on in a dubious manner. They'd be safe it was just posting things for free, but they messed up by charging for it.
Fogs - 5/11/2024, 5:12 PM
@MarkJulian - exactly
WruceBayne - 5/11/2024, 6:32 PM
@MarkJulian - I totally get what you’re saying, the only issue I have is the part about “They'd be safe it was just posting things for free”. Wherever they would freely post something, some platform would be making money of it. That’s the kick in the pants for me.
sully - 5/11/2024, 7:58 PM
@MarkJulian - It would definitely make more sense in that case.
r1g0r - 5/11/2024, 3:46 PM
hook 'em.
book 'em.
COOK 'em.

that's IP. and toasty-boy deserves a good prison welcome.
BobbyDrake - 5/11/2024, 3:46 PM
They’re gonna blame the leaks when the movie fails. Yup, that’s the problem!!!
newhire13 - 5/11/2024, 6:56 PM
@BobbyDrake - 🙄
Malatrova15 - 5/11/2024, 4:01 PM
Oh shit....ammm....jonathan majors hunter lyle shafer yes yes skibidi tiltel im such a troll nothibg to do or check ok bye
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