While all of us are aware of the Avengers directors “firing” Mark Ruffalo for “spoiling” Avengers 4’s title on Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon is nothing more than a joke, those involved are still keeping the ball rillung. The Russo Brothers have kept insisting (and still are) that they have fired Mark Ruffalo from Marvel.
While appearing at the Duelli Bar in LA for a Q&A about Avengers 4 and Infinity War, he was asked to address Ruffalo’s spoilers. When the bartender asked, “Haven’t you fired Mark Ruffalo?”
The director quickly responded with, “Yes, we fired Mark Ruffalo. Mark’s fired.”
It all started with Ruffalo’s scheduled appearance on the Tonight Show. Ahead of the show’s airing, Ruffalo took to Twitter to ask Jimmy Fallon to remove the spoilers he had let off during the show.
.@JimmyFallon, I trust that you will cut my spoiler slip on the show tonight. That was “off the record” homey. Please don’t get me in trouble with Marvel (Barry) again. DM me back. M
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) October 5, 2018
“[Jimmy Fallon], I trust that you will cut my spoiler slip on the show tonight,” Ruffalo wrote back in October. “That was ‘off the record’ homey. Please don’t get me in trouble with Marvel (Barry) again. DM me back. M.”
Obviously, it was all scripted as when the episode actually aired, Ruffalo said he would reveal the title but it was bleeped by the showrunners.
This got him “fired” by the Russos and now Joe Russo seems adamant on his decision.