Actor Mark Ruffalo accidentally live-streamed a portion of Thor: Ragnarok from the world premiere of the upcoming film when he forgot to turn off his Instagram live. Fans noticed and took to Twitter in disbelief.
The 49-year-old star, who plays Bruce Banner/Hulk in The Avengers film franchise, inadvertently let the audio from the superhero movie kept playing at the event, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The gaffe engaged over 2,500 people on social media, listening in and commenting with a sense of wonder how long would it take before he ended the broadcast.
Earlier, Ruffalo hit the stage to a round of applause at the El Capitan Theatre when he and his co-stars were announced through Jeff Goldblum (in character as the Grand Master’s recording to introduce the film. Also read: Thor and Hulk to go on a multi-city tour in India as Thor: Ragnarok comes closer to its release date
The actor could be seen pointing his phone at the audience to capture the moment.
But as it turned out, he put his phone in his pocket while Instagram was still live after he teased the fans at the event.
The audience present at the theatre, along with Ruffalo, could be heard enjoying the scenes, with the audio clearly audible to the ones listening via social media.
It was around 8.15 pm that Ruffalo cut the live feed.
It is yet to be known if someone alerted the actor about the faux pas or if it was a poor Internet connection.
Ironically, Marvel Studios had requested the audience members to turn off their mobile phones and had them locked away by the security staff before stepping in the theatre to avoid any piracy issues. Also read: Thor Ragnarok early reviews: Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo starrer is one of the funniest MCU films; an absolute blast!
Check out few of the reactions on his big goof-up:
Tag yourself I’m mark ruffalo accidentally going live on Instagram and leaving it on for the first 15 mins of the Thor premiere
— jaevid s pumpkins (@knitsangrily) October 11, 2017
Best moment of 2017: Mark Ruffalo not knowing how to turn off an instagram live story so he just livestreams the entirety of Thor Ragnarok
— Sydneii Cee (@TheSydzilla) October 11, 2017
That moment when Mark Ruffalo is still live on Instagram so you hear the first 15 minutes of #ThorRagnarok #ThorRagnarokPremiere
— Mélissa Youance (@MaylayssaL) October 11, 2017
Marvel is gonna whoop Mark Ruffalo’s ass
— sarah (@finnreyz) October 11, 2017
mark ruffalo accidentally staying on instagram live while watching thor just made my day pic.twitter.com/CdLGPsDZKH
— caroline reid (@lizzieolses) October 11, 2017
mark ruffalo what are you doing HAHAHAHAHAHHAAHHAHAHA
— ragnarok gen (@hiddlest4rk) October 11, 2017
OMG Mark Ruffalo forgot to turn off his instagram live video at the Thor: Ragnarok premiere and 2000 people are listening in his pocket pic.twitter.com/dyW0ARe973
— Hal Rhorer (@halrhorer) October 11, 2017
Mark Ruffalo put his phone on his pocket without closing the Instagram app and is basically doing a live of the movie pic.twitter.com/2fXTp75JyJ
— Bru (@benedictdaily) October 11, 2017
Y’ALL MARK RUFFALO IS LIVE ON INSTAGRAM WHILST THE FILM IS ON THIS TIME HE’S REALLY GONNA GET FIRED
— spookysilver bobbi (@yourbuckytrash) October 11, 2017
@MarkRuffalo i think you accidentally spoiled the movie and Marvel is judging you from afar now. #ThorRagnarokPremiere pic.twitter.com/bmhtOC1lUN
— Susana (@reidikulus) October 11, 2017
Mark Ruffalo is gonna get in trouble again
— Mikee Kong (@robelissimo) October 11, 2017
I feel bad for him but at the same time I can’t stop laughing Mark Ruffalo everone
— melissa solis (@melimukeaf) October 11, 2017
Thor: Ragnarok releases on November 3, 2017.