The Avengers have been known to superheroes who protect the world from evil forces and villains. And they are well equipped for their role-immense powers, super intellect, awesome gadgets and a strong strain of morality to keep them from reaching too far up. The actors who play the Avengers also have an insane power. Marvel Stars like Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, and Mark Ruffalo have banded together to convince young Americans to vote…but not for Trump.
Joss Whedon, writer and director of The Avengers movies, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Firefly started a campaign Save the Day to get as many people to vote on Nov 8. Celebrities coming together for certain causes or promotions is not uncommon. Whedon, however, has given his signature twist to the clip he made. He has been known for his witty banter on screen and he does not disappoint with a video for Save the Day.
The video starts off being normal PSA which quickly escalate to stars like Downey Jr, Julianne Moore, Johanssen and a slew of other going in for the Republican candidate Donald Trump without once uttering his name. They tell the public not to vote for the “racist, abusive coward who could permanently damage the fabric of our society,” whose signature move is “firing things.” Presidential candidate Donald Trump has been the enfant terrible of the American politics since he started his political career, making shocking statements which many have disagreed with.
The video ends on a humorous note with the celebrities pledging “Mark [Ruffalo] will do a nude scene in his next movie movie.” Or, as Robert Downey Jr. more plainly states, “Mark’s gonna have his dick out.”
Joss Whedon talked to Buzzfeed about his new campaign and the risk everyone was taking with it:
“At least one person was like, ‘I didn’t expect this to be quite so partisan. I don’t want to alienate half my fan base.’ But nobody backed out,” Whedon said. “In general, everyone was very comfortable with what we were doing.” (Everyone, that is, save for Ruffalo. “He was the first person who had a name in the script,” said Whedon. “He was like, ‘Joss, I don’t think anybody wants to see me naked.’ And I’m like, ‘Uh, will you still be my whipping boy?’ And bless him, he did).”