Superman and Spider-Man brought together by Obama’s call to service
In what has to go down as the ultimate expression of bipartisanship in a new political age, Barack Obama brought Superman and Spider-Man together to work for the good of the nation.
OK, so maybe it was actually Tobey Maguire and Brandon Routh. They were on hand at Abram Simon Elementary in Washington DC to perform some community service as part of Obama’s call to community action on the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. But still, if he can bring these two together, peace in the Middle East can’t be far behind..
MTV News had great coverage of the meeting, including this little snippet:
Though Maguire was kept busy screwing panels of the shelves together, a short time later, as Routh pulled books from boxes to stack them in the newly built cubbies, he happened across a — no joke — Spider-Man book, and walked it over to his super-brethren.
“I think this is yours,” he said, handing Maguire the book. The web-slinger laughed, and the actors shook hands and chatted for a few moments before Routh walked back across the room to shelve “I Can Read: Spider-Man 3, Meet the Heroes and the Villains.”
“I think I can probably beat them all up,” Routh said. “Just kidding.” Crisis averted.
MTV also got video of the meeting, shown here.