What if Tamil comedian Vadivelu were one of Marvel’s Avengers? The popular Facebook group Video Memes has the answer.
Video Memes has uploaded a spoof of the Avengers: Infinity War trailer with a new addition to the superhero pack. “The entire time I knew him, he only had one goal: to wipe out half the universe...with the snap of his fingers,” says the voiceover at the start of the trailer – like in the original. But on the screen are bits from the comedian’s most popular films such as Friends (2001), Thalai Nagaram (2006) and Winner (2003). Smart editing blends these perfectly with shots of the real Marvel superheroes, including Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Spider-Man (Tom Holland), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), among others.
Avengers: Infinity War, directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, will be released on April 27.
The Facebook group had previously created a similar spoof by replacing Rajinikanth with Vadivelu in the teaser for Pa Ranjith’s Kaala (2018).