Even a healthy portion of Republican voters may not have seen this coming. As the United States divided further apart across party lines during a historic vote on Tuesday, people looked on in shock and disbelief as the once written off candidate from New York stole a march on all his opponents from the left, right and center.
THR reports that YouTuber Dr Machakil has mashed together heroes from the Marvel and DC extended universe, both current and retro, to demonstrate the horror at the events that went down this week. From stunned silences to puzzled looks and acceptance of a result that no news organization or pundit saw coming. It all comes together in this short 60 second clip that embodied a wider reaction (from the left) for the night.
Video Shows The Lineage Of Our Heroes
Three different Batman's and two Superman's. This explosion from Marvel and DC certainly has roots that stretch back well beyond the 21st Century. Michael Keaton's version of the caped crusader in 1989 and the 1992 sequel Batman Returns still stands the test of time. As he offered that unique blend of calm arrogance in Bruce Wayne and determined fighter for justice when he donned the black outfit.
How that evolved over time with Christian Bale in Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight world and then Ben Affleck in the modern incarnation of DC is fascinating to watch. But Dr Machakil's decision to overlook Val Kilmer's portrayal in Batman Forever and George Clooney's shocking attempt in the flop Batman & Robin is a clever use of editing. All to whitewash those moments from the character's illustrious yet mixed history on the big screen.
Schumer Backtracks On Pledge To Leave USA
As the stunning fallout continues, Newsday reports that stand up comedian and Trainwreck actress Amy Schumer has publicly walked back on her promise to leave the country in the event of a Donald Trump victory. Using her Instagram account she posted an impassioned response to the outcome.
“I am furious,” said Schumer in the post. “I cry for (Hillary Clinton) and for all the smart people I love who know what’s right. And I cry for you people who fell for shiny hats and reality catch phrases. (Clinton) would have protected you. Today we grieve tomorrow we begin again.”
But the 35-year old knew that she had to address one of her previous statements.
“First of all the interview where I said I would move was in London and was said in jest,” explained the actress. “Not that anyone needs more than a headline to count something as official news.”
There was better news on Tuesday though for Schumer's uncle Chuck, who became the Senate Democratic leader and has been mooted as a potential go-between with Trump to heal the political divide.