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09/08/2016 10:59 am ET

Martin Shkreli Becomes Real-Life 'Avengers' Villain In Twitter War With 'Pretty Boy' Chris Evans

So you agree? You think he's really pretty?

Take note, Marvel execs on the lookout for their next supervillain: human trash fire Martin Shkreli is clearly starved for attention. 

The pharmaceutical executive, once dubbed “the most hated man in America” for increasing the price of an AIDS drug by more than 5,000 percent, has a new target in his busy day of Twitter trolling: Captain America, i.e., Chris Evans. 

After feuding another member of the Marvel family, comedian Patton Oswalt, earlier this week over the hashtag #TrumpCantSwim ― clearly a hill to die on ― Shkreli turned his attention toward Evans.

owning is my favorite thing on Twitter right now,” the actor wrote on Wednesday afternoon, after eating popcorn on the sidelines. 

Shkreli responded hours later by first turning the death of Oswalt’s wife, Michelle McNamara, into Twitter fodder and then threatening to destroy “pretty boy, shit-for-brains” Evans for daring to think his thoughts matter. 

Evans refused to engage Shkreli further after his disgusting response, but he was only getting started, releasing a stream of tweets inviting the movie star to a Brooklyn showdown.

Even someone as out of touch with reality as Shkreli knows how that would end, right? 

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