Mark Ruffalo Live-Streams From Thor: Ragnarok Premiere
Mark Ruffalo did something pretty silly Wednesday night. In a move that both delighted a couple thousand fans and gave Marvel execs a heart attack in one fell swoop, the actor accidentally live-streamed the first fifteen minutes of Thor: Ragnarok.
Ruffalo, also known to the world as Bruce Banner or the Hulk, started the stream at the film’s world premiere in Los Angeles, where co-stars Chris Hemsworth, Cate Blanchett, Tom Hiddleston, and Jeff Goldblum were also in attendance. As the cast took to the stage to introduce the movie, Ruffalo decided to include fans in the action, opening Instagram and aiming it at the audience to capture their reactions. Then, because Mark Ruffalo is only human, after all, he completely forgot to end the stream, and slid the phone back into his pocket.
2,500 Fans Accidentally Treated To An Early Thor: Ragnarok Preview
Naturally, people had some hilarious reactions:
MARK RUFFALO ACCIDENTALLY LIVE STREAMED THE FIRST 10 MINUTES OF THOR RAGNAROK (AUDIO ONLY) IS MY MAN DEAD RN DID MARVEL PULL THE TRIGGER YET— mar (@tjhmmnd) October 11, 2017
honestly mark ruffalo just made my whole week by accidentally staying on live during the thor premiere don’t fire him marvel we need him— mari (@spideyyobrien) October 11, 2017
I can't believe mark ruffalo live streamed the beginning fo thor:ragnarok he is truly marvel's worst nightmare I'm livin lmao— spooky heather ???? (@deviIflames) October 11, 2017
mark ruffalo accidentally staying on instagram live while watching thor just made my day pic.twitter.com/CdLGPsDZKH— caroline reid (@lizzieolses) October 11, 2017
Marvel had requested that audience members at the premiere turn off their phones and allow security to lock them in sealed pouches—to prevent pirating, of course. Apparently this did not apply to the cast, though who would have thought that one of the film’s own stars would be responsible for leaks? It’s always the quiet ones you have to watch out for. Let that be a lesson to us all.
We can laugh about it, thank goodness, because, fortunately, the quality of the live-stream is just about as good as you’d expect from a video taken from the inside of a pocket. Nothing visual, obviously, and only muffled audio. So no harm done. If anything, I think the incident just made us all love Mark Ruffalo even more.
And anyway, Marvel doesn’t have too much to complain about: early reactions to Thor: Ragnarok have been mostly positive, with many describing it as “fun,” “goofy,” “weird,” and the best Thor movie to date. We’ll find out for ourselves when it hits theaters on November 3.