Generally, the superhero movie world remains far disconnected with politics, but, this is not one of those days, as James Gunn, the director of Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is creating headlines regarding his challenge to the president!
After the declaration of president Trump’s official physical test came out, Gunn went on Twitter to challenge the verdict, especially the weight part. Trump’s weight was declared to be 239 lbs, which is about one pound below what would be termed as obese for his height (75 inches). It was obvious that this led to talks about a conspiracy, with a lot of people believing that the president won’t accept being branded as obese. Check it out below and decide if James Gunn is supporting that theory or not:
The #GirtherMovement is a twist on the “Birther Movement” which Donald Trump had promoted during the days of President Obama, with Birthers being of the opinion that Obama wasn’t really born in the USA. Trump supported that theory for years, before admitting that it was baseless, just prior to the 2016 election.
If you are one of those, who are not fond of seeing politics interfere the superhero arena, you must be reminded that the comic books have been a medium for political commentary over the years, and the directors are also human beings with political affiliations. If the president can tweet regarding the nuclear confrontation with another nation, Gunn is entitled to express himself in this manner. If he really puts his money where his tweets indicate, that’s even better for charity.
Avengers: Infinity War releases on May 4, 2018. Other upcoming MCU films are Black Panther on February 16, 2018, Ant-Man and the Wasp on July 6, 2018, Captain Marvel on March 8, 2019, Avengers 4 on May 3, 2019, the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming on July 5, 2019, and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in 2020.