Spiderman to the rescue? Brexit theory gains traction online as Britain left in political limbo
Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan was defeated by a historic margin in the vote, sending the Tories scrambling for a plan B. Meanwhile, as beleaguered Britons face the prospect of an even more drawn-out Brexit process (or not, as it may turn out) any opportunity for a bit of distraction from the whole political mess is welcome.Also on rt.com 'Only positive solution': EU chiefs hint at 2nd referendum after May's Brexit deal defeat
This may have led to the latest online theory, which claims that the trailer for the new Spiderman film, set predominantly in Europe, was strategically released on the same day as the British parliamentary vote.
Throwing the old causation versus correlation bit out the window, superhero fans took to wanton speculation as to the potential for political messaging embedded within the new Spiderman trailer. See if you can spot it.
Cool of marvel and Sony to incorporate Brexit In the new Spider-Man. pic.twitter.com/Fpaf8DLBEz— cosmic jester (@cosmicjester) January 15, 2019
Fans may have been reading into the imagery and symbolism of the trailer a little too much, but can be forgiven in light of the relentless coverage of arguably the most tedious divorce in political history.
In the new Spider-Man movie Spider-Man must face his greatest foe yet i.e. Brexit— Tom Ballard (@TomCBallard) January 15, 2019
my twitter trends is like spider-man defeated theresa may's evil plan. Was brexit an illusion made by mysterio all along— The Spidered Ben (@Waspshot23) January 15, 2019
The new Spider-Man “Far From Home” movie features him on holiday in Europe. And the U.K. is part of it. No Brexit! https://t.co/2lK4cGQA6g— Harry Brignull (@harrybr) January 16, 2019
judging from the state of England in the Spider-man: Far from home trailer, it's safe to say that Brexit is moving along in the MCU.— Kaloswolf (@kaloswolf) January 15, 2019
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