Mark Ruffalo accidentally livestreamed the 'Thor' premiere from his pocket
Early reviews of the latest Marvel film, Thor: Ragnarok, have been overwhelmingly positive so far. The superhero franchise seems to be spitting out multiple films per year, leaving some people feeling a bit superhero-ed out. Which is why it comes as welcome news to hear of a film that stands out in the superhero super-saturation.
People are saying that the newest Thor film has the good old action-movie appeal, but most of all – it's a ride of fun. Early viewers are saying it's one of the most hilarious Marvel films so far, describing it as laugh-out-loud funny, weird and with a retro, 80's video game feel to it. The offbeat humour is no doubt down to the director of the film, New Zealand's Taika Waititi, who is behind quirky comedies like Hunt For The Wilderpeople and the vampire mockumentary What We Do In The Shadows.
And yesterday, the whole planet got a sneak peak of the film during the world premiere of Thor: Ragnarok at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, thanks to Mark Ruffalo - who plays Bruce Banner as well as providing the motion capture for his Hulk alter ego. Not only did he not turn his phone off during the screening (tut tut), but the actor actually livestreamed the beginning of the film for the whole of Instagram to see.
Sure, it's just audio, but according to The Hollywood Reporter who were one of the first to notice Ruffalo's hiccup, the film "was clearly audible". Eventually, almost 20 minutes into the film, Ruffalo realised what was happening and pulled his phone from his pocket and looked into the camera with an abashed face before ending the live video.
Around 2,500 were watching his accidental livestream, moments before the film began.
The 49-year-old stars in the film as Hulk, who he's been playing for in Marvel films for over the past five years.
The Twitter reactions were just priceless:
Some likened him to Spider-Man's Tom Holland, who is also notorious for accidentally letting spoilers slip in interviews:
Ruffalo tweeted about the mishap, including a blushing embarrassed emoji:
Let's just hope he doesn't get in too much trouble from the film producers.
Although, it looks like he got off lightly, joking that Marvel confiscated his phone after the incident:
Ruffalo accidentally livestreaming the world premiere perfectly demonstrates the "awkward dad fumbling around with technology" stereotype, and right in front of his kids, too.
Ruffalo attended the event with daughters Bella and Odette, as well as his wife Sunrise Coigney.
Better be more careful next time, Mark. You might actually get in trouble next time...
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