You might not think of a White House economic report as a place where you'll find superheroes, but that was certainly not the case this time around. You can thank the Council of Economic Advisors for including some of the most iconic heroes around in their latest Economic Report, which was 711 pages long mind you. That report included heroes like Batman, Spider-Man, and Captain America just to name a few, but you might be surprised at how they were implemented into the report.
No, the Council of Economic Advisors has not actually hired people calling themselves Batman and Spider-Man. Instead, those were just several names used in the report to acknowledge all the hard work their interns do on projects like this, and each intern got to pick a superhero name as part of the recognition (via NY Post).
That included names like Bruce Wayne, Peter Parker, Aunt May, and Steve Rogers, but this wasn't just limited to comics. Other names in the report included John Snow, Kathryn Janeway, and John Cleese. Snow is of course from HBO's Game of Thrones, while Janeway is from Star Trek: Voyager. Cleese is known from the Monty Python series and films as well as Fawlty Towers and a number of other movies and projects over the years, including the classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
The CEA explained why they put the superhero names in the report on Twitter (@WhiteHouseCEA), saying "Thank you for noticing, our interns are indeed super heroes! We've thought so all along, but we knew it'd take a little more to get them the attention they deserve. They have made significant contributions to the Economic Report of the President and do so every day at CEA."
A second tweet read "Who said economics has to be a dismal science? Did folks really think this was a mistake?!? That would never have made it past our fact-checkers — who, in fact, include our interns!"
Fans won't see Batman and Spider-Man teaming up on the big screen anytime soon, but they will see a host of the remaining Marvel heroes team-up in Avengers: Endgame to take on Thanos and attempt to bring back their fallen friends, so that's really the next best thing right? You can check out the official description below.
"After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War (2018), the universe is in ruins due to the efforts of the Mad Titan, Thanos. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers must assemble once more in order to undo Thanos' actions and restore order to the universe once and for all, no matter what consequences may be in store."
Avengers: Endgame hits theaters on April 26th.
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