Joss Whedon Thinks Worst Avenger Should Be President

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Because it’s 2016 and our culture has become entrenched in the Presidential race, MCU director Joss Whedon was pressed to answer which of his Avengers would do the best job running the United States. He thought about it for a second, and proceeded to really futz it up by choosing Clint Barton, aka Hawkeye, who is probably the least presidential of all the Avengers.

Now, we know Joss Whedon’s experiences on the set of Avengers: Age of Ultron were less than ideal, but that’s no reason to take it out on the world by seating the worst avenger in the most powerful political office.

“I think I’m probably gonna have to go with Hawkeye, Whedon revealed in a Facebook Q&A, valuing Clint being a father over being, well, boring. “A man who is grounded. He not only has family values, he actually has a family.” We can assume that Whedon is specifically referring to his Marvel Cinematic Universe version of Hawkeye. In Avengers: Age Of Ultron, Jeremy Renner’s Clint Barton was controversially revealed to have a secret family tucked away in a middle-of-nowhere barn somewhere.

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Not only has that Hawkeye expressed complete disinterest in matters that don’t relate to his family or spying, but really any incarnation of Hawkeye would be ill-suited for the job. In an election between film Hawkeye and comic Hawkeye — who has proven unable to manage his disastrous personal life, let alone occupational responsibilities — the worst Avenger probably wouldn’t even want the job. Hopefully Black Widow will bail out Hawkeye (again) by running as a third party candidate, Russian nationality be damned.

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