Heroes and supervillains alike gathered with the masses on January 21 to protest the inauguration of President Donald Trump and stand up for women’s rights during the Women’s March on Washington. The world joined in on the movement, and the IRL counterparts to some of the world’s biggest superheroes marched to show their support.
Cast and crew of superhero television shows and movies alike gathered in Washington, D.C., New York City, London, Los Angeles, Vancouver, and more to march in protest to Trump’s presidency.
Their signs and social media posts were as varied as the actors and crew members themselves, so rounding up some of the best-known ones in one convenient place seemed like a good idea. From Supergirl/Kara Danvers actor Melissa Benoist’s “feminist” sweatshirt to Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk) and his “99 problems and this bitch is one” sign, here are some of the best superheroes carrying their day jobs into real life.
Melissa Benoist, Supergirl, Supergirl
Wow, not only did Supergirl show up, she made an in-character pussy joke.
Sir Ian McKellen, Magneto, X-Men franchise
Magneto and Gandalf were there.
Ciara Renee, Hawkgirl, DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
It’s pretty clear where Hawkgirl’s loyalties lie.
Mark Ruffalo, Bruce Banner/The Hulk, MCU
Mark Ruffalo was perhaps the most vocal member of the MCU against electing President Donald Trump.
Carlos Valdes (Cisco Ramon), Arthur Darvill (Rip Hunter), Danielle Panabaker (Caitlin Snow), Caity Lotz (Sara Lance), and Keiynan Lonsdale (Wally West), The Flash and DC’s Legends of Tomorrow
No surprise, most of the Berlantiverse was there.
Krysten Ritter, Jessica Jones, Jessica Jones
Could anyone watch Jessica Jones and not expect her to show up?
Cast and crew, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Erin Cahill, Pink Ranger, Power Rangers Time Force
If you’re wondering about the politics of the Power Rangers, check out what the comic is doing.
Tom Cavanagh, Harrison Wells, The Flash
The overwhelming support from the superhero (and villain) community at large is not only heartwarming, but it’s encouraging. Maybe it’s proof that the world is on the right track, especially if Supergirl is in on it.