CBR Loves Their Spoilers!
Today is the official wide release date of Star Wars episode VIII: The Last Jedi, something widely anticipated the by what is arguably the largest fandom on Earth.
The popular website Comic Book Resources, whose facebook page alone has over 1.7 million followers; decided that 3 hours into the east coast’s wide release of The Last Jedi they would release an article with the spoiling of a major character cameo in the new addition to the Star Wars franchise. This cameo has been played close to the vest by director Rian Johnson, who has made no allusion to the particular cameo.
The headline was soon amended to remove the spoiler, and a half hearted apology was given by CBR, but to a lot of fans, the damage is already done. In the age of social media it’s hard to avoid spoilers for anything, but you should expect them from trolls, not from a company who presents themselves as a trusted comic book news source.