Hollywood actor Mark Ruffalo who played Marvels comic book hero, The Incredible Hulk has questioned the British prime minister’s comparison of the character and Brexit.
The Mail on Sunday was told by Boris Johnson that the UK will break out of the EU’s “manacles” like Dr Bruce Banner who breaks out into the giant Incredible Hulk when angry.
Ruffalo said that Johnson’s metaphor was ill conceived and that the Hulk can also be “dense and destructive.”
Ruffalo tweeted, “Boris Johnson forgets that the Hulk only fights for the good of the whole,”
“Mad and strong can also be dense and destructive.
“The Hulk works best when he is in unison with a team, and is a disaster when he is alone.
“Plus… he’s always got Dr Banner with science and reason.”
Guy Verhofstadt the European Parliament’s Brexit co-ordinator said that Johnson’s comparison was “infantile.”
He said on Twitter, “Even to Trumpian standards the Hulk comparison is infantile.
“Is the EU supposed to be scared by this? The British public impressed?
“Is this Boris Johnson whistling in the dark?”
Labour MP Jess Phillips tweeted, “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.”
However, Stephen Barclay the Brexit secretary told Sky’s Sophie Ridge On Sunday, “The Hulk was a winner and was extremely popular and I’d rather be backing a character and a leader who is The Hulk, rather than one who is on the ‘chicken run’, as [Labour leader] Jeremy Corbyn is.”