If you caught Mark Ruffalo’s livestream of the Thor: Ragnarok red carpet last night, you may have also been able to hear a good chunk of Marvel’s next movie.
Ruffalo, who has gotten in trouble with Marvel Studios in the past for posting something on Twitter he wasn’t supposed to, accidentally left his livestream up upon taking his seat in the theater. Despite alerts from fans on Twitter and Instagram that his phone was still broadcasting, the stream continued. Both laughter from the audience and audio from the movie could be heard in the livestream. Ruffalo eventually stopped streaming, but the audio was captured and uploaded to YouTube (the video has since been taken down).
Ruffalo’s stream had almost 2,500 viewers while he was seated in the theater. During the screening, phones were taken from patrons and put into sealed bags, which were returned to guests after the movie ended. This is a common occurrence at any Disney screening, both public and press-only, that take place before the movie is released. Ruffalo did not have to abide by Marvel’s theater policy because, well, he’s in the movie.
Despite Ruffalo’s goof, things are looking pretty good for the actor and his on-screen green beast. Ruffalo confirmed that Ragnarok was the beginning of a three-movie arc that Marvel Studios head, Kevin Feige, wanted to incorporate. Ruffalo told Cinema Blend that although his character couldn’t get his own stand-alone movie because of licensing issues with Universal, the Hulk will get his own storylines in Ragnarok, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers 4.
“Kevin [Feige] pulled me aside before this, and said, 'If you were gonna do a... if we were going to do a standalone Hulk movie, what would it be?” Ruffalo said. “And I said, ‘I think it should be this, this, this, and this and this, and ends up like this.’ And he's like, ‘I love that. Why don't we do that in the next three movies, starting with Thor 3 and then we go into Avengers 3 [Infinity War] and 4.’ And I was like, ‘That sounds great!’ And so we are at the beginning of this arc."
Ruffalo’s Hulk can’t be heard in the leaked clip, so it’s unclear just what that arc looks like in Ragnarok. We do know that Hulk will team up with Thor and fight the villainous Hela on Asgard after fighting each other on the planet of Sakaar.
Thor: Ragnarok will be released on Nov. 3.