Joss Whedon has enlisted some of Hollywood’s biggest names for his latest directorial project.
The director has rallied “a s*** tonne of famous people,” including Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Mark Ruffalo, Julianne Moore, Keegan-Michael Key, Don Cheadle, James Franco, Jesse Williams, Cobie Smulders, Martin Sheen, and Neil Patrick Harris, for an online campaign to “Save the Day”.
The super PAC-driven project aims to get as many people out to vote on November 8 through a series of moving short-form videos that poke fun at celebrity-driven political ads.
“It’s about targeting people who either aren’t going to vote or have been anaesthetized out of voting — fighting the sort of apathy and cynicism that says, ‘It doesn’t matter if I vote,’” Whedon told BuzzFeed. “[Voting] matters more than any single thing you’re going to do in the next two years. It’s the exact definition of democracy. It is a heroic and necessary act.”
While the campaign fails to name specific candidates, it’s clear that all stars fall on a particular side of the political spectrum. Don’t let “a racist, abusive coward who can permanently damage the fabric of our society…do we want to give nuclear weapons to a man whose signature move is firing things,” celebs tell the camera, while alluding to Donald Trump’s divisive agenda.
And as a reward to those who head out to vote, Mark Ruffalo makes a special promise to all eager voters. “If you do vote….Mark will do a nude scene in his next movie,” the script reads. “Mark’s gonna have his dick out…full Marky…Make Mark be naked by making your mark.”