This post comes with a spoiler warning, because it’s about Avengers: Infinity War. Know what else needs a spoiler warning — or better yet, who needs a spoiler warning? Mark Ruffalo. It seems that no matter what he does, or who he’s talking to, or what social media app he’s accidentally butt dialed, he always manages to spoil SOMETHING when it comes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
It’s not that Mark Ruffalo doesn’t not care about spoilers, but for some reason whenever he opens his mouth to speak, spoilers just come spilling out. And sometimes, they’re major spoilers, like the ending ~twist~ of Infinity War. And sometimes, he drops these bombshell spoilers on us, and we don’t even notice.
Like, did you know that last year, he told all of us the ending to Infinity War? This is true. In a recently unearthed clip from last year’s D23 Expo, Good Morning America sat down with Ruffalo (Bruce Banner/The Hulk) and Don Cheadle (James Rhodey/War Machine) to talk about Infinity War.
And Mark Ruffalo just up and says that everyone dies in the movie.
Ha ha, cute joke, right? Except that it’s true. That’s what really happens at the end of Infinity War, leaving only the likes of Captain America, Iron Man, Black Widow, Okoye, Hulk, and Rhodey standing by the time the end credits roll. The second this slips out of Ruffalo’s mouth, he know he’s messed up. Cheadle knows he’s messed up. Watch them squirm as they try to cover their tracks and laugh it off as a joke (skip to the :30 mark).
“Wait till you see this next one!” Ruffalo tells the camera. “Everybody dies!”
“DUDE.” Cheadle yells at him.
“…Not everybody, no.” Ruffalo tries to correct himself, but it’s too late. The damage is already done.
Or, is it? This clip was posted on July 16th, 2017 — almost a year ago at this point — and we all managed to miss it. Mark Ruffalo revealed the ending to the biggest (and highest grossing opening weekend) movie and we all shrugged it off, because he couldn’t be serious, could he? Nah, that’s just Mark Ruffalo being Mark Ruffalo.
I’d say, “Your move, Tom Holland,” but this is 100% not a game Marvel wants the Hulk and Peter Parker to play.