Mark Ruffalo risked the wrath of Mickey Mouse and the Disney corporation by revealing the ending of Avengers: Infinity War on national TV in the USA last summer. Luckily for him – and us – the truth was so crazy that no one took him at face value.
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In an interview with Good Morning America last July at the Disney Fan Expo, Ruffalo seemed to have a loose grasp on what he could and couldn’t say about his upcoming films – relying on co-star Don Cheadle to prevent him from spoiling the end of Thor: Ragnarok (which was due out in October that year).
*Major Avengers: Infinity War spoilers to follow*
But, moments later, Cheadle was unable to extract the star’s foot from his mouth before he blurted out: “Wait ’til you see this next one, everybody dies!”
Check out the clip in full below.
— Good Morning America (@GMA) July 16, 2017
The contempt on his co-star’s face says it all:
This could have been a massive problem for everyone involved in the film, but luckily the public wrote it off as a joke.
Of course, in reality, everyone doesn’t die, but a whole load of Marvel superheroes do turn to dust, including Black Panther, Spider-Man, Scarlet Witch and Doctor Strange. Thankfully, we’re pretty sure it’s not the last we’ll see of them.
“Am I in trouble?” Ruffalo asked afterwards, too worried about the possible consequences of his error to answer the interviewer’s next question.
“A little,” Cheadle says,”I would just move on, I wouldn’t try to, like, focus on it”.
“Sometimes I get impulsive…” he says, as he lowers his head in to his hands in anguish. He’s pretty lucky Hulk didn’t get killed off – for good…