Can Superheroes Save The World From Donald Trump?
When 9/11 happened, many observers noted this disaster’s obvious resemblance to a Hollywood blockbuster. Based on the initial reaction to news that Donald Trump will be the next president of the United States, get used to noticing parallels to super-villains both real and fictional. Earlier this morning, Edgar Wright (director of the timely-titled The World’s End) tweeted out images of two unmistakably (and intentionally) Trumpian movie villains: Back to the Future Part II’s rich Biff and Gremlins 2’s Daniel Clamp.
— edgarwright (@edgarwright) November 9, 2016
In the aforementioned movies, the villains are vanquished by time travel and a mogwai respectively. Since those options appear to be unavailable, there’s only one clear saviour remaining: superheroes! The most obvious place to turn in the USA’s time of crisis is Captain America, but he’s not feeling especially optimistic:
This is an embarrassing night for America. We’ve let a hatemonger lead our great nation. We’ve let a bully set our course. I’m devastated.
— Chris Evans (@ChrisEvans) November 9, 2016
What about the Hulk? Green stuff always seems to get Trump’s attention, so what’s the Hulkster got in mind?
You know what we do now? We finish building what we started and we FIGHT BACK! Lift your heads up brothers and sisters.
— Mark Ruffalo (@MarkRuffalo) November 9, 2016
Hand-to-hand combat is also a viable approach, but Trump has proven that he’s tough to beat in and around a wrestling ring. Here’s hoping the Hulk’s non-violent approach proves to be effective. In the meantime, prepare for many months of anything-goes uncertainty. When even Stephen King is spooked, you know you’re in a scary place.
No more book recommendations, politics, or amusing dog pictures for the immediate future. I’m shutting down.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) November 9, 2016