Update December 11, 2019:
The Thanos creator is now speaking out about the President’s new campaign which compared him to the MCU villain. Jim Starlin, who introduced Thanos in the 1970s, called President Trump a “pompous fool” after seeing the campaign surface the Internet.
“After my initial feeling of being violated, seeing that pompous fool using my creation to stroke his infantile ego, it finally struck me that the leader of my country and the free world actually enjoys comparing himself to a mass murderer,” Starlin said.
He even told The Hollywood Reporter, “How sick is that? These are sad and strange times we are going through. Fortunately, all things, even national nightmares, eventually come to an end.”
Jim Starlin is known for his creation of the MCU villain as well as the Infinity trilogy in the early ’90s, which was a series of books that helped inspire both box office hits, Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame.
On December 10, 2020, the House of Representatives introduced two articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump.
On the same day, President Trump‘s political team decided to take to Twitter to compare him to one of the biggest villains of all time. And not just any old villain — One of MCU’s biggest villains (if not the biggest MCU villain).
That’s right, the one and only Thanos.
One of Trump‘s official campaign accounts tweeted out a video of Thanos, who is played by Josh Brolin in Marvel’s record-breaking 2019 film, Avengers: Endgame and Avengers: Infinity War, with President Trump‘s head over Thanos’ face.
Of course, with any sort of political topic came a lot of conversation. Twitter blew up and users had a lot to say about this one, especially because President Trump compared himself to a villain who has killed millions.
There is also the fact that the new Presidential campaign Tweet actually used a clip of a scene from Avengers: Endgame where Thanos’ arrogance gets in the way and “blinds him to the point he didn’t realize he was getting beat”. This is the same scene where Tony Stark, played by Robert Downey Jr., actually took the Infinity Stones away from Thanos without him knowing. (You know, the clip where Stark saves the world).
In the Twitter campaign clip, Thanos/Trump performs the infamous snap as he dusts Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) away as well as other “high-ranking members of the president’s congressional opposition”.
You can see the full Tweet below.
House Democrats can push their sham impeachment all they want.
President Trump's re-election is 𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘃𝗶𝘁𝗮𝗯𝗹𝗲. pic.twitter.com/O7o02S26nS
— Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TrumpWarRoom) December 10, 2019
This leaves me wondering… What does Disney think about this?
Regardless, you can stream Avengers: Endgame on Disney+, Disney’s new streaming service, and you can look forward to other Marvel films and Disney+ series making their debut next year:
- Black Widow: May 1, 2020
- The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: Fall of 2020
- The Eternals: November 6, 2020
- Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings: February 12, 2021
- Loki: Spring 2021
- WandaVision: Spring 2021
- Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: May 7, 2021
- What If…?: Summer 2021
- Hawkeye: Fall 2021
- Thor: Love and Thunder: November 5, 2021
- Black Panther 2: May 6, 2022
What do you think of the new Trump/Thanos campaign video? Let us know in the comments.