Jared Leto, Mark Ruffalo Sneak Around NY Comic Con in Disguise

“Suicide Squad’s” Joker and “Avengers: Age of Ultron’s” Hulk go undercover for New York’s biggest annual comic book convention

Jared Leto and Mark Ruffalo, stars of DC and Marvel comic-book-movie franchises, respectively, had to go undercover to walk New York Comic Con on Sunday.

Treating the show more like a Halloween party, the two donned comical — if not comic book — masks and hit the floor of the Jacob Javits Center on Manhattan’s west side, snapping photos and video with unsuspecting convention goers.

Leto, about whom legend is brewing over his on-set commitment to the role of The Joker in next year’s DC/Warner Bros.’ “Suicide Squad,” posted, “#NYCC they had no idea :),” alongside a series of photos on Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter of his experience.

Things got meta when he posed for a photo beside a cosplayer dressed as his “Suicide Squad” character. Of particular interest to Leto seemed to be the preponderance of attendees dressed as Joker sidekick Harley Quinn.

Ruffalo, wearing what appeared to be a mask caricaturing a turn-of-the-last-century ethnic stereotype of a New York cab driver, Periscoped his adventures in addition to posting several selfies to Instagram.

In one, the Hulk from Marvel/Disney’s “Avengers” franchise acknowledged the subterfuge, posting, “Got to hide out and enjoy #comiccon2015.” In some shots, his face was semi-visible behind his mask.




The efforts appear to have been independent of each other and follow previous infiltrations by Hollywood stars including “Lord of the Rings” director Peter Jackson, “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds and Bryan Cranston as his own character from “Breaking Bad.”