spoiler alert

noun

Definition of spoiler alert

: a reviewer's warning that a plot spoiler is about to be revealed

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Ruffalo — who plays the Hulk in this year’s Avengers installment — was actually taking the video in the middle of filming (spoiler alert) Iron Man’s funeral. Matt Mcnulty, PEOPLE.com, "Avengers: Endgame Stars Joke Around About Breaking ‘No Camera’ Policy in Behind-the-Scenes Video," 7 June 2019 Logan was his last, and (another spoiler alert) the character died at the end of that film. Eliana Dockterman, Time, "What's Next for the X-Men After Dark Phoenix?," 7 June 2019 And the pair’s feuding parents bury their beef, instead of (spoiler alert) their kids. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Probing at the heart of ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ as Shakespeare tragedy returns to the Old Globe Theatre," 3 Aug. 2019 Her — spoiler alert — death forces Bond to reckon with at least one woman’s humanity. Eliana Dockterman, Time, "Lashana Lynch Is Reportedly the Next 007. Here's How the New James Bond Movie Can Do Right by Her," 15 July 2019 That's just it about the pair's half-hour dramedy: Stars Maya Rudolph and Fred Armisen are (spoiler alert!) actually dead for most of it. Bryn Elise Sandberg, The Hollywood Reporter, "On the Set of 'Forever' as Fred Armisen, Maya Rudolph Delve Into "Haunting" Roles," 14 June 2019 Schultes says — spoiler alert — Lungs doesn't provide an answer. Manuel Mendoza, Dallas News, "In 'Lungs,' a couple debate whether it's right to bring a child into our warming world," 23 July 2019 Also, spoiler alert, the bigger the film, the more likely his character dies before the final reel. Randy Cordova, azcentral, "Before watching Demián Bichir's new show 'Grand Hotel,' make sure you see these 5 films," 11 June 2019 Harvey and Sabrina Will Be Go Against Each Other While fans of the comics might be expecting this storyline to play out, those who haven't read the series might be surprised to hear that (spoiler alert!) Harvey comes from a line of witch hunters. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "5 "Chilling Adventures of Sabrina" Fan Theories That Are So Crazy They Might Actually Be True," 3 Oct. 2018

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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