Mark Ruffalo got 'dummy script' for Avengers: Endgame

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 23 April 2019
Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo

Mark Ruffalo admitted that in order to avoid spoilers directors, Joe and Anthony Russo gave him a 'dummy script' for 'Avengers: Endgame'

Mark Ruffalo got a "dummy script" for 'Avengers: Endgame'.

The 51-year-old actor – who plays Bruce Banner and his alter-ego The Hulk in the Marvel Cinematic Universe films – admitted that in order to avoid spoilers, directors Joe and Anthony Russo gave him a script with fake scenes in it so he didn't accidentally let any details of the highly-anticipated film slip.

Speaking to Entertainment Tonight at the 'Avengers: Endgame' world premiere in Los Angeles on Monday (22.04.19) he said: "I got a script, but it was a dummy. There were scenes in there that I thought we were shooting that nobody ever shot."

Mark went on to insist that he's been "dying" to see the film – which will wrap up phase three of the MCU and see an end to 21 films and 11 franchises taking place over the course of a decade – because he held off seeing previews because he wanted to "experience" the screening in a full cinema.

"I've been dying to see it. We had a chance to see it yesterday, but I held off because I want to see it with an audience, I want to be in that experience with you guys. Yeah, that's when it really means something."

Anthony, 49, insisted that he and his brother Joe feel they're doing the cast a "favour" with the fake scripts by making it easier to keep secrets.

He explained: "It's like doing them a favour, because it's hard to keep secrets, it's hard to keep your mouth closed.

"We spend all day, everyday, doing this for like, the past couple years. So it's hard not to talk about what you spend all your time doing. It's a little bit of a mercy we give them by not giving them too much information."

Avengers: Endgame

  • 4 stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • 3h 1min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
  • Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Benedict Cumberbatch, Don Cheadle, Tom Holland, Chadwick Boseman, Paul Bettany, Elizabeth Olsen, Anthony Mackie, Sebastian Stan, Letitia Wright, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana
  • UK release: 25 April 2019

Five years after Thanos’s victory, the Avengers are in despair until Ant-Man (Rudd) kicks the story back into action. The final film in the saga verges on fanservice, but there’s intelligent character development, everyone (except Johansson) is given enough to do, and some arcs have a truly poignant sense of closure.

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