Joss Whedon has gathered some of Earth’s Mightiest Heroes to take down Trump this election season. In a new video featuring (the actors who play) Iron Man, Black Widow, the Hulk, and more, urge us to, as the title of the political video goes, “Save The Day.” It’s also the name of the production company and super PAC “dedicated to the idea that voting is a necessary and heroic act” that often pleads with voters to let their voices be heard.
When celebrities gather together to speak directly into a camera and complete each other’s sentences, it typically means they’re standing up for a cause: cancer research, environmental protection, or something equally important. This time it’s to encourage people to vote by getting “just a shit ton of famous people” together to promise how important that act is.
And to promise that Mark Ruffalo will do a nude scene in his next movie if we all vote.
“Tell the world you care about what happens to it,” Mark Ruffalo says.
Clark Gregg (aka Agent Coulson) says: “See, this isn’t just an election. It’s a tipping point.”
“We cannot pretend that both sides are equally unfavorable,” Martin Sheen — who played President Jed Bartlet in The West Wing — says.
Some excellent points are made, but it’s Don Cheadle, who plays War Machine in several Avengers films, that makes the strongest argument: We cannot let “a racist, abusive coward who could permanently damage the fabric of our society” enter office.
The video also graces us with the presences of Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Cobie Smulders, Stanley Tucci, Neil Patrick Harris, and other A-list stars.
The pro-Hillary super PAC includes this video, which encourages people to put down Trump by voting for Clinton, but also a $1 million donation to help the Clinton campaign beat Trump this November.
“It’s not about attacking because Donny’s real good at attacking himself,” Whedon told The Hollywood Reporter. “It’s about getting people to vote, because it’s frightening the apathy that people are treating the most crucial election of their lifetimes with.”
Check out the video below to see this not-so-motley troop’s sincerity and to learn more about how to register to vote this November.
It’s big enough news to even get Whedon back on Twitter. “Hey! Did I miss anything? Lol jk the world is on fire,” he tweeted on Wednesday, following that with a link to savetheday.vote.