Mark Ruffalo is apparently the biggest scaredy cat among the original six actors who have been with the “Avengers” franchise since the beginning. Yeah, the Incredible Hulk — the biggest, baddest and toughest of them all — is the reason Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Chris Evans (Captain America), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow) and Jeremy Renner’s (Hawkeye) attempt to get a group tattoo was not completely successful.
“The original six got a tattoo because we’ve all been together over the last decade and spend a lot of time together and have a lot of similar shared experiences in life, so we got this symbol that this artist designed for us,” Renner told Jimmy Fallon when he stopped by the ‘Tonight Show” Wednesday.
The tattoo represents all six — but not all six got it.
“Ruffalo is the only one that kind of chickened out at the last minute, I’m not sure why,” Renner said. “He just didn’t want to do it. So we said, ‘We’ll get you some henna or something.’ ‘Cause it’s not really about the tattoo, it’s about the celebration of our friendship that’s bonded over the last decade. So we’re on this group text, all of the Avengers –“
Fallon quickly interjected because we all need to appreciate the fact the people who’ve been saving the Marvel Cinematic Universe for 10 years are on a group chain.
“We’re like, Ruffalo, everybody is chiming in on this and I’m like, ‘You know, guys, I have Eric Bana’s number, lemme give him a call. You know, the original Hulk.'”
Wow, Renner, teasing him with going to Bana? That’s rough, but it got rougher when Fallon suggested going to Ed Norton (yet another iteration of the big green guy).
But the crew, of course, forgave Ruffalo, and then they all tattooed their symbol on the artist who inked them instead. Problem solved?
Watch the clip above.