What happens when a film content is leaked ahead of schedule? The leaker usually gets reprimanded.
Thor: Ragnarok is one of the biggest movies of 2017 and like in all cases, everyone involved in the production was expected to keep mum about anything regarding it until it went official, no matter what their role is in it — be it an actor, a writer, or anyone else in the team.
That didn't happen, though, but Marvel seemed pretty cool about it. Mark Ruffalo is still cast as the Hulk a.k.a. Dr. Bruce Banner in Avengers: Infinity War even after he leaked about 10 minutes of Thor: Ragnarok before it came out. Now the fun part is, Don Cheadle, who plays War Machine, doesn't want him to forget about it.
War Machine Pokes The Hulk
Ruffalo was a part of the whole shindig and he tweeted about it to spread the word around.
Spoiler alert, Marvel’s having a moment! https://t.co/0bywQiy1XU
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) November 28, 2017
Cheadle, who was also included in the pictures, took this opportunity to tease Ruffalo.
Do you think they’ve forgiven you yet? https://t.co/J6TAWE99bF — Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) November 28, 2017
This seems a good thing really. It goes to show that the folks behind the Marvel movies are up for some light-hearted fun, from the actors to Marvel itself.
'A Grandpa Move'
What happened was that Ruffalo was asked to do an Instagram Live video, but he didn't know how it really worked. As a result, he accidentally leaked 10 minutes of Thor: Ragnarok.
"In my defense, they asked me to do an Instagram Live post. And so I said I would do that, but I'd never done an Instagram Live, so I didn't really know how it worked," Ruffalo told Stephen Colbert during an episode of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.
"It was a grandpa move," he continued. "So I went backstage, and I was doing the Instagram Live, and it was fun and games, and everyone loved it, and I was doing the audience, and then they said, 'Return to your seat, we're going to start the movie.' So I push the button, what you think is going to stop it, but then there's another button to stop it. The first button just tells you to push the second button to stop it."
You can check it out in the clip below. It starts around the 4:16 mark.
Now, Ruffalo didn't really cause that big of a trouble. Thor: Ragnarok raked in $800 million worldwide after fall. However, that didn't stop Cheadle from making fun of him, though.
With all said and done, fans can catch Ruffalo and Cheadle on the silver screen again in Avengers: Infinity War on May 4, 2018.