Avengers: Age Of Ultron has been devoured, adored, and analysed by every single Marvel-nut out there. While most people have been blown away by the rousing action scenes, titanic battles, and alleged sexism that is peppered through the movie, Mark Ruffalo has come out and revealed that his favorite scene from the sequel is a much more mellow moment. In fact, Rufallo admitted that he adored simply seeing the entire gang chilling in Tony Stark’s Manhattan penthouse.
Mark Ruffalo made the admission during a Reddit Q&A session that he partook in on Tuesday night. After being asked for his favorite Age Of Ultron sequence, the actor took his time and made a surprising choice, saying:
One of my favorite scenes, honestly, was just the superheroes hanging out, drinking beers, having a party and goofing off with Thor’s hammer! That’s classic Joss Whedon, and those moments when we see our superhumans just being human are really, I think, some of my favorite moments in the movie. And I think it’s part of the reason why the movie worked so well, is because Joss Whedon really understands that, and is interested in that himself.
There you have it Marvel, you wasted $279.9 million on all of Age Of Ultron's explosions, destruction, violence, buildings collapsing, train-crashing, and city rising because all you really needed to do to make a great movie, in Mark Ruffalo’s opinion, was simply have Tony Stark, Thor, Natasha Romanoff, Bruce Banner, Steve Rogers, Clint Barton, James Rhodes, and Maria Hill sit around shooting the shit and playing with Thor’s hammer. That probably would have cost you about $0.9 million to make. The thing is, most people probably would have paid to see that, too.
Of course, the scene in question was one of the lighter moments of Avengers: Age Of Ultron, and it came as our beloved Avengers celebrated having recaptured the sceptre previously wielded by Loki from Baron Wolfgang von Strucker’s Sokovia hideout. After the gang wined, dined, and Romanoff overtly flirted with Banner, the soiree dwindled down to our superheroes, whose abilities obviously extend to partying too, and they each tried to lift Thor’s almighty hammer.
Because none of them were worthy, they were unable to even nudge the weighty weapon. All except for Captain America, whose ability to shift it just a bit provoked one of the greatest laughs of the whole movie as Chris Hemsworth’s cheeky smile turns immediately to a stricken gaze:
As Ruffalo pointed out, this moment is classic Whedon, and the fact that the writer/director’s wit is laced throughout Avengers: Age Of Ultron is one of the main reasons why this superhero hybrid has proven to be so popular. While we can’t begrudge him moving on to new cinematic pastures, it’s still hard to see him leave.