Joss Whedon, director of two of Marvel’s “Avengers” movies, knows a thing or two about getting a team together to thwart evil forces. And so he’s done just that for a new PSA, getting Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, and a whole bunch of other Whedonites to band together to get you to vote on Nov. 8.
None of the assembled famous people — and two non-famous people, for maximum effect — ever actually says the names “Hillary Clinton” or “Donald Trump,” but the message is clear: These superheroes and occasional villains (and “SNL” and “How I Met Your Mother” stars) want you to vote against putting a man who fires people for a living in the White House.
But it’s not just the presidential election that counts, the assembled celebrities tell you, as Serious Piano Music plinks in the background.
There are Senate races, and state and local municipal elections that often go unvoted-upon, because concentrating on local politics is not nearly as fun as “Parks and Recreation” would have you believe. But they do matter, if you care about the health your community.
And no matter what, don’t believe that your vote doesn’t count. Oh, and if you do vote, Mark Ruffalo will do a nude scene in his next movie.