Mark Ruffalo is back at it again. For Chris Hemsworth’s 39th birthday, the actor who is known for portraying Bruce Banner/Hulk posted a birthday message on Instagram for his long-time colleague and friend. The picture attached in the post is hilarious and awkward at the same time. Ruffalo, who was the replacement for Edward Norton as the Incredible Hulk, was first seen in The Avengers (2012).
On the other hand, Hemsworth made his MCU debut with the 2011 film, Thor. The two were seen together in The Avengers and since then, made multiple returns in various MCU endeavors. The most notable of MCU films where the friendship between the two shone through was Thor: Ragnarok.
Mark Ruffalo’s Birthday Post For Chris Hemsworth
Dad-Bod Thor has made a return again, all thanks to Ruffalo and his Instagram post in honor of Hemsworth’s birthday. The Thor alum recently had his birthday on 11 August and turned 39 years old. To show their longtime camaraderie, Mark Ruffalo sent Chris Hemsworth all the birthday love” on Instagram. In the caption, Ruffalo wrote, “Be careful to not wake him. He’s got to save his energy.”
Check the post out:
This marks the return of Dad Bod Thor in the best, most awkward way possible. It is no shock that the two actors are quite close — close enough to share funny and embarrassing BTS photos. Ruffalo and Hemsworth as a pair and a duo is an element of MCU that a lot of the fans quite hold dear to their hearts. Since 2019, the pair haven’t been seen together on the big screen and many fans wish for them to make their duo return soon.
What’s Next For The Two Actors In MCU?
When it comes to recent projects and upcoming endeavors, Chris Hemsworth was seen in the Taika Waititi-directed Thor: Love and Thunder. The film had a mixed reception, as many were quick to criticize the premise. The wholesome ending of the film might be preparing for another future Thor movie, it seems. Meanwhile, on the other hand, Mark Ruffalo will be seen reprising the role of Bruce Banner/Hulk in the upcoming Disney+ series, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law. From the tidbits that have been teased, we can see Banner as a fun and playful mentor figure to cousin Jennifer Walters.
When it comes to the original Avengers, only Hulk, Thor, and Hawkeye remain. Will the future ever bring these three together or will they be content in passing on the torch of their legacy to the newer characters of the franchise, will be seen soon. With Kate Bishop, the latter scenario is not too far off reality, as her existence in the MCU has been established as Clint Barton’s protégé.
While Thor: Love and Thunder featuring Chris Hemsworth recently saw its theatrical release and will soon be available for streaming on Disney+, She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, which will have Mark Ruffalo reprise the role of Bruce Banner/Hulk and act as a mentor figure to Jennifer Walters, is set to premiere its first episode on Disney+ on 18 August 2022.