Tuesday afternoon, President Donald Trump's re-election campaign posted a bizarre video in which the sitting president was depicted as Thanos from Avengers: Endgame, snapping away Democratic members of Congress. The character first appeared in Iron Man #55 (February 1973), created by Jim Starlin, the godfather of all things cosmic Marvel. Starlin has provided ComicBook.com an exclusive statement regarding the video, one in which he reminds fans POTUS just compared himself to a comic villain who's murdered millions.
"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 tells us. "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."
Thanos can be seen in Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, streaming on Netflix and Disney+, respectively. Trump, on the other hand, has been subjected to two articles of impeachment; you can follow along with that process on CSPAN.
Other upcoming MCU films include Black Widow on May 1, 2020, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in Fall of 2020, The Eternals on November 6, 2020, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on February 12, 2021, Loki in Spring 2021, WandaVision in Spring 2021, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness on May 7, 2021, What If…? in Summer 2021, Hawkeye in Fall 2021, Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5, 2021, and Black Panther 2 on May 6, 2022. Disney+'s She-Hulk, Moon Knight, and Ms. Marvel don't have release dates, nor does the cinematic reboot of Blade.
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