Last week, Joss Whedon assembled a few of his Avenger friends, debuting a PSA for his new organization Save the Day. Marvel stars like Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, and Scarlett Johansson all pitched in to urge Americans to register to vote (and to prevent who they call “a racist, abusive coward” from winning the presidential election). To promote Save the Day, Whedon not only returned to his long dormant Twitter account but hosted a half-hour Facebook Live Q&A, where he talked about the importance of registering to vote and answered critical questions like, “Which Avenger should be president?”
“I’m probably going to have to go with Hawkeye,” Whedon answered. “There’s a man who is grounded. He not only has family values, he has a family. He has an actual family. He actually interacts with human people in a normal way. He has children he wants to protect. Every other Avenger, let’s face it: They’re a little out there. A little bit disconnected from the real world.”
To be fair, Whedon does have a point. Black Widow probably isn’t eligible, since she was born in Russia, and the Constitution doesn’t say anything about Asgardian gods. Captain America might make a decent choice, seeing as he has the word “America” in his name, but he has a lot of history to catch up on if he wants to be president in 2016. But what about Tony Stark and Bruce Banner?
“Definitely don’t want Tony Stark to be president,” Whedon added. “He may be the smartest guy there, and although I love Bruce Banner, I’m thinking, you know, again, as we’ve seen in this election cycle, somebody with a really bad temper is not maybe the best choice.”
Watch Whedon’s full Facebook Live video below.