Because the internet is the internet there’s a whole meme about the Tony Stark and Bruce Banner bromance. Often times, it’s more than a bromance. The Science Bros tag on Tumblr elicits some interesting stories and images, and Mark Ruffalo recently learned about it thanks to Vulture.
When Vulture told him about the phenomenon he asked what it was, and then he learned. He told the site:
“Are you joking?” he asked as he began scrolling through the images. “There’s all this art of me and Robert?” Giggles gave way to full belly laughter. A concerned publicist came over, though Ruffalo was laughing so hard that he could barely explain himself to her.
“Is that a cartoon of you?” she asked.
“Yes! It’s me and Robert! Look at this! There’s thousands of them!” Ruffalo tried to contain himself. “It’s called the Science Bros. This is awesome. I’ve never heard of it. Why hasn’t anyone told me about that?”
He then asked if they were all quasi-homoerotic. They pretty much seem to be. His reacton?
I love it; it’s awesome,” Ruffalo enthused. “I endorse it 100 percent. You know what it is? It’s open-source creativity.” And here’s a scenario for the fans to contemplate: Ruffalo couldn’t wait to drop his newfound knowledge bomb on Downey Jr. “I’m going to call him and tell him, and he’s going to laugh his ass off,” Ruffalo said. “He’ll love that.”
This is all kinds of fantastic.