Sure a spoiler by a technical definition is a detail that wasn’t officially released, which has the potential to ruin a movie’s surprises for you. Which means that anything officially released isn’t a spoiler.
That said, now that fans are going into social media shutdown mode to prevent hearing Rogue One spoilers, and considering that Lucasfilm is posting much more in the way of clips for Rogue One than they did for The Force Awakens, a spoiler isn’t just one thing anymore. It can also be sort of a straw-that-breaks-the-camel’s-back thing, where you learn one thing too many and you say, “Ugh, I wish I hadn’t heard that.”
I’m exploring this idea in the podcast today, and I’d love to hear from you – how do you handle spoiler avoidance in the run-up to a new movie release, and how does your definition of “spoiler” evolve as the release date gets closer? Have your say in the comments!
Trivia Time!Test your knowledge of the Star Wars universe!
Yesterday’s answer: “Wow.”
Today’s question: What does Han say the other time he uses Chewie’s bowcaster?