Marvel Asks Federal Court To Subpoena Reddit To Reveal Identity Of ‘Quantumania’ Script Leaker

Ant-Man and the Wasp Quantumania poster

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Spoilers have been something that the pop culture industry has had to contend with for decades, especially since the dawn of social media. Disney-owned mega-franchises such as Star Wars and Marvel, in particular, go to extreme lengths to batten down the proverbial hatches.

Recently, though, things have seemingly gotten worse for Marvel Studios as entire plots of films, such as Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, have been hitting the internet long before the release of the movie itself. And now Marvel is trying to get the government involved.

According to reports, Marvel Studios has asked a federal district court to subpoena Reddit in order to get them to identify the users responsible for posting the Quantumania script in the subreddit r/MarvelStudiosSpoilers.

A request filed Friday (March 10) on behalf of Marvel in federal district court in California asked the court to issue a subpoena to compel Reddit to identify the person or group responsible for sharing dialogue from “Quantumania” to the r/MarvelStudiosSpoilers subreddit “on or about” Jan. 20, 2023.

Marvel requested “all Identifying Information for the user ‘u/MSSmods’” as well as that of “any other user(s) responsible for posting, editing, and/or maintaining the content” that was available on the subreddit (but is no longer) for the period from Jan. 15-Feb. 15. The Marvel subpoena request was filed pursuant to the U.S. Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). [via Variety]

While it’s understandable that Marvel doesn’t want the plots of their movies leaking, the fact remains that they’ve got much bigger issues right now and that’s the decreasing quality of their product.

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