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Mark Ruffalo Wants To Be A Part Of Stranger Things

Is there enough room in Hawkins for this mega Marvel star?

On Tuesday, October 31, Bruce Banner/The Hulk actor Mark Ruffalo made an appearance on Good Morning America alongside several members of the Stranger Things season two cast. In attendance were Millie Bobby Brown (who plays Eleven on the Duffer Brothers-created series), Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin Henderson), Caleb McLaughlin (Lucas Sinclair), and new-to-the-series actress Sadie Sink (Max). But one standout star was missing from the bunch: Finn Wolfhard, who won fans over with his nuanced performance as Mike Wheeler. Ruffalo took Wolfhard's absence as a chance to express his interest in joining the Stranger Things crew. 

"Can I be the new Mike?" Ruffalo wrote on Twitter, captioning a snap of himself with Brown, Matarazzo, McLaughlin, and Sink. 

While Ruffalo's enthusiasm about the '80s-set sci-fi series is genuine, the official Stranger Things Twitter account quickly responded to the actor's proposition, explaining that no one can replace Wolfhard. However, the show's creative would allow Ruffalo to wiggle his way onto the roster as Wolfhard's alternate, so long as he can replicate the child star's iconic Mike Wheeler glower. "No one could replace @finnskata, but if you want to be the understudy, you have to be able to make this face," the account tweeted out with a GIF of Wolfhard executing the scowl.

It looks like Ruffalo will remain firmly attached to the Marvel Cinematic Universe as the green-skinned, bad guy-smashing hero we know and love, and a long list of stellar actors will stay locked in to Stranger Things. But moving forward for the show's third season, anything could happen...