The Russo Brothers Are Still Having Fun With Mark Ruffalo After He Spoiled Avengers 4

Mark Ruffalo in Avengers: Infinity War
(Image credit: (Marvel Studios))

Sorry Mark Ruffalo, when you work for Marvel spoiler slip-ups are the highest offense there is. After the actor appeared on Jimmy Fallon last week jokingly spilling a series of spoilers in the upcoming Avengers: Infinity War follow-up, the Russo Brothers took to Twitter to play along with the shtick, announcing that he was "fired." Ruffalo attempted to fire back, accusing them of slipping up as well with a recent super cryptic photo related to the movie. Despite the actor's best efforts, it looks like he's joining the likes of Eric Bana and Edward Norton. Take a look:

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Of course, considering the unknown fate of Bruce Banner and the rest of the Avengers in the upcoming sequel, who knows? Mark Ruffalo likely didn't actually spoil anything on Jimmy Fallon, but he just can't seem to live down that hilarious Thor: Ragnarok spoiler fail following him into Avengers 4 a little over a year later. Famously, during the world premiere of the film, Ruffalo accidentally live-streamed the first 15 minutes or so while his phone was in his pocket. The actor later opened up about his fear of getting fired due to his honest mistake, making the Russo Brothers' tweets funny little jabs at him.

Mark Ruffalo figured he would join in on the fun by accusing the Russo Brothers of spoiling the upcoming Avengers movie with their recent tweet. To announce wrapping on Avengers 4 reshoots, the directors released a strange image that is difficult to make out the meaning of. The blue glowing image could be anything from the previously destroyed Tesseract or some form of a glow-y chamber to something else. Ruffalo accusing the directors of slipping up themselves with this image continues a fun saga between those involved with the movie, even if the image tells us absolutely nothing for sure about Avengers 4.

Mark Ruffalo isn't the only Avengers actor who has tested the studio's trust to keep their movies heavily underwraps. Spider-Man actor Tom Holland has also been infamous for his problems with keeping secrets, previously revealing that he wasn't allowed to read the script for Infinity War due to his penchant for revealing big information.

The Russo Brothers and the Avengers 4 cast have been playing with fans' sanity a bit more than usual leading up the highly-anticipated Marvel film. Little to nothing is known about the film other than the loads of speculation and theories surrounding what happened in Avengers: Infinity War. We are about six months away from the release of the installment, yet unlike other Marvel releases, an official title, image or trailer have not been divulged to fans. The Russo Brothers did recently release another cryptic image, drivings some fans wild as they tried to decipher it.

With all the actors involved with the MCU at this point, it's really a wonder more of Marvel's best kept secrets don't make their way out before the releases of their films. Let's see if the studio can keep the trend rolling. Avengers 4 comes to theaters on May 3, 2019. You can take a look at the full movies schedule for next year while you wait.

Sarah El-Mahmoud
Staff Writer

Sarah El-Mahmoud has been with CinemaBlend since 2018 after graduating from Cal State Fullerton with a degree in Journalism. In college, she was the Managing Editor of the award-winning college paper, The Daily Titan, where she specialized in writing/editing long-form features, profiles and arts & entertainment coverage, including her first run-in with movie reporting, with a phone interview with Guillermo del Toro for Best Picture winner, The Shape of Water. Now she's into covering YA television and movies, and plenty of horror. Word webslinger. All her writing should be read in Sarah Connor’s Terminator 2 voice over.