Mark Ruffalo is a huge fan of comic book films, just like everybody else. Unfortunately, since taking the role as Bruce Banner/The Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, he has been unable to attend any gatherings or events that celebrate this genre in all of its glory.
That’s because, if he did, he would immediately be inundated with requests from fans, which, while fun for a little while I’m sure, would ultimately mean that his enjoyment would be limited. Especially after several thousand autographs and selfies.
However, just like Jared Leto at the same event, Mark Ruffalo decided to sneak past all of the fans that had gathered together at New York Comic Con by wearing a mask that meant people were unable to reconfigure him.
And just to rub it in that little bit more, The Avengers and Avengers: Age Of Ultron actor decided to upload an image of himself at the event to his Instagram account once he’d returned to the safety of his home.
You can check out pictures of Mark Ruffalo and his rather creepy mask for NYCC below.
— Superhero Realm (@SuperheroRealm) October 12, 2015
Mark Ruffalo decided to upload the above images with the following captions, the first of which read, “Got to hide out and enjoy #comiccon2015.” Meanwhile he then added the following to the picture of himself and his 14-year-old son Keen, “Had a great time at #comiccon2015 NYC! Thanks ComicCon for the Hospitality.”
If comic-book fans had noticed that Mark Ruffalo was at NYCC, then they would almost certainly have started peppering him questions regarding the future of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe, and specifically where The Hulk lies within it.
That’s because at the end of Avengers: Age Of Ultron, The Hulk was left very much isolated from the rest of his pals, and it looked as though he was more than content to keep it that way.
Earlier today, the Inquistr also reported on Jared Leto sneaking around New York Comic Con while wearing his very own mask too.
Unlike Ruffalo though, who by all accounts decided to keep himself to himself as he strolled around the extravaganza while behind the mask, Leto actually went up to a fan that was dressed as The Joker, the character he will be portraying in Suicide Squad, and sneakily asked for a photo with him.
— JARED LETO (@JaredLeto) October 11, 2015
Of course, when it comes to the comic book genre, both Jared Leto and Mark Ruffalo are actually firm enemies.
Jared Leto is making his debut in Warner Bros. and DC’s burgeoning cinematic universe next summer when he appears in Suicide Squad, which will hit cinemas on August 5, 2016.
Meanwhile Mark Ruffalo is somewhat of a seasoned pro within the confines of the genre. That’s because he has now appeared as The Hulk in both 2012’s The Avengers and this summer’s sequel Avengers: Age Of Ultron.
We’re still not too sure when Ruffalo will reprise his role as The Hulk/Bruce Banner in Marvel’s universe, as there is increasing speculation that he’ll make an unannounced appearance in Captain America: Civil War, which is also due out next year, on March 25, 2016.
However, that’s still not been confirmed. And with no Hulk origin story planned, there’s a good chance that we won’t get to see Ruffalo turning very angry, and then very green, again for quite some time.