Joss Whedon Returns to Twitter, Launches Hilarious, Star-Studded 'Get Out the Vote' Campaign
By Alex Ungerman
Joss Whedon is back on Twitter to get you to vote!
The Avengers director returned to the social media site on Wednesday after a year-long absence to announce Save the Day, a super PAC which bills itself "a shortform digital production company dedicated to the idea that voting is a necessary and heroic act."
In the first video, Whedon enlists Key & Peele's Keegan-Michael Key, Avengers co-stars Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr. and Scarlett Johansson, as well as a cavalcade of other celebrities to drive their voting message with some star-powered sincerity coupled with a tinge of humor.
"You might think it's not important, you might think you're not important," Ruffalo says in the video, before a slew of celebrities adds, "and the only way we can prove that to you is to show you lots of famous people ... show you how important ... it is."
"And if you do vote," the stars add, "Mark Ruffalo will do a nude scene in his next movie."
Watch the video below to see Ruffalo grapple with that facetious promise by his fellow actors.
While the video does not specifically endorse Hillary Clinton, it does take a not-so-subtle dig at Donald Trump.
At one point Don Cheadle mentions, "a racist, abusive coward who could permanently damage the fabric of our society," before Hamilton star Leslie Odom, Jr. asks, "Do we really wanna give nuclear weapons to a man whose signature move is firing?"
Afterward, Johansson holds up a sign that says "You're Fired," a reference to Trump's catchphrase from his time on The Apprentice.
Meanwhile, Whedon's return to Twitter comes after his May 2015 revelation to Buzzfeed News that he had left to find his "quiet place."
“I just thought, ‘Wait a minute, if I’m going to start writing again, I have to go to the quiet place,’” he explained. “And this is the least quiet place I’ve ever been in my life. … It’s like taking the bar exam at Coachella. It’s like, ‘Um, I really need to concentrate on this! Guys! Can you all just…I have to…It’s super important for my law!’”