*SPOILER ALERT - This article reveals crucial plot points from Avengers: Infinity War*
If you're an actor in a Marvel movie, you sometimes have to keep huge, important secrets for years while the world begs you to let them in on the tiniest little spoiler. It turns out that last summer, Mark Ruffalo accidentally spilled the beans about Infinity War's terrifying finale. In the moment, the actor (who portrays Bruce Banner/The Incredible Hulk) managed to play it off like a joke, but eagle-eyed observers may have noted a touch of genuine fear in co-star Don Cheadle's voice as Ruffalo revealed the actual ending of Marvel's biggest movie.
Here's the clip from July of last year:
Uh oh, @DonCheadle, is @MarkRuffalo going to get in trouble with @MarvelStudios now!? #InfinityWar #D23expo https://t.co/WR5C1QCBTb— Good Morning America (@Good Morning America)1500231903.0
Cheadle and Ruffalo both played the moment off as a joke, but for one terrifying instant, they both knew Ruffalo had stepped over a line.
Here is Don Cheadle’s reaction to Ruffalo almost blowing the whole ending of #InfinityWar. https://t.co/n7RHue96dX— Matt Singer (@Matt Singer)1525191315.0
Fortunately, fans thought it was all just a classic Ruffalo bit!
Ok so totally thought this was a joke last year. Poor Ruffalo 😂 https://t.co/v9cZdWUxkS— Joseph Pelegreen (@Joseph Pelegreen)1525096139.0
I truly love this man. 😂 https://t.co/An8PaAm3lc— Davina | Pawnee Goddess (@Davina | Pawnee Goddess)1525191297.0
But it turns out the truth was a lot harder to deal with.
Remember when Mark Ruffalo “spoiled” that “everyone dies” in Infinity War and we were like ‘he is so funny’. I miss… https://t.co/gjJtLxB3xk— Nenè #SAVESHADOWHUNTERS (@Nenè #SAVESHADOWHUNTERS)1525091143.0
Who knows what else Ruffalo has said in the past?
Now dutifully watching every other Mark Ruffalo interview in history to see what else he’s secretly spoiled.— Matt Singer (@Matt Singer)1525192083.0
There's no denying that, with the benefit of hindsight, the clip is an especially tense one.
This is so much harder to watch than I would have imagined https://t.co/fmEDm6TpCa— Kim Renfro (@Kim Renfro)1525192500.0
The next time you see The Hulk giving an interview, it may pay to give him your full attention. One never knows when the truth might accidentally slip out!
@mattsinger Let this be a lesson to us to always pay painstakingly close attention to junket interviews.— Joe Reid (@Joe Reid)1525191542.0
Bless RuffleHulk https://t.co/VByf0MteLX— Da7e "Good Facial Hair For A Villain" Gonzales (@Da7e "Good Facial Hair For A Villain" Gonzales)1525191401.0