The actual prime minister of the UK has invoked a fictional character with anger issues and a habit of destroying all before him, in his latest comments on Brexit.
The PM repeated his vow to take the UK out of the bloc on October 31 – suggesting he could ignore legislation designed to prevent a no-deal in order to fulfil his promise, the Press Association reports.
In an interview with the Mail On Sunday, Johnson – who will meet European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker in Luxembourg this week – likened Britain to the fictional scientist Bruce Banner, who transforms into the monstrous green Hulk when he is angry in the Marvel superhero comics and movies.
“Banner might be bound in manacles, but when provoked he would explode out of them…
“Hulk always escaped, no matter how tightly bound in he seemed to be – and that is the case for this country. We will come out on October 31 and we will get it done.”
The PM struck a confident tone on reaching a Brexit deal, telling the paper he thinks “we will get there” and that a “huge amount of progress is being made”.
As usual, it didn’t take long for social media users to respond to Johnson’s reference to the comic book character with the Hulk rapidly becoming a trending topic on Twitter – with many confused by the comparison.
This is the kind of thing my kids would say aside from they would never make such glaring errors about The Hulk, I've raised them properly. https://t.co/2kndAagYv9— Jess Phillips Esq., M.P. (@jessphillips) September 14, 2019
Even the Incredible Hulk didn’t want to be the Incredible Hulk. What a strange inspiration.— James O'Brien (@mrjamesob) September 15, 2019