It looks like Marvel star Mark Ruffalo is turning his little stunt at the Tonight Show into a plea for political discussion.
Last week, Ruffalo went on the Tonight Show for a little chat with Jimmy Fallon and while he was on the interview, the actor playfully “revealed” the full title for Avengers 4, the final film in Marvel’s two-part Avengers movie.
While the reveal was censored out of the show by The Tonight show’s editors, some fans took the liberty of decoding what the Hulk star said by using Adobe Audition’s spectrogram editor to take out the bleep.
Other fans without the same level of editing skill decided to pester Ruffalo online, asking the Avengers star to give away the title so that all the speculation surrounding the affair would be put to an end. Using the request to encourage political engagement, Ruffalo replied to one fan with a tweet saying that the title of the film is actually “Avengers 4: Register to Vote” – a reminder to social media users that election day is already less than a month away from now.
It's Avengers 4: Register to Vote https://t.co/PYLb17NbzP— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) October 9, 2018
While it’s a pretty poor way to deflect a question (one which may frustrate fans looking for a proper answer from the actor), Ruffalo’s response is also a good example of how celebrities use the platform that they have to encourage political discourse and to remind others about their right to vote.
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Avengers 4 hits cinemas May 3, 2019.