That 'Avengers Assemble' Line in Brexit: The Uncivil War

Obviously, Brexit was won by geeks. But tonight's Brexit: The Uncivil War on Channel 4 starring Benedict Cumberbatch as Dominic Cummings and directed by Toby Haynes, made it official.

Written by James Graham, he seems to have noted a certain geekiness amongst some of the main figures in the Vote Leave camp. And underlined that in one of the opening scenes, with political strategist Matthew Elliott played by John Heffernan meeting Conservative-turned-UKIP MP Douglas Carswell played by Simon Paisley Day in the National Gallery for a meeting to plan what would become Vote Leave, and Elliott's recruitment of Cummings…

I am told this was just the tip of the iceberg. Of course, Brexit appeared in Avengers, so why not.

That 'Avengers Assemble' Line in Brexit: The Uncivil War
Avengers #11

(W) Jason Aaron (A/CA) Ed McGuinness
To deal with the fallout from last month's world-shaking issue #700, the Avengers organize an international super hero summit, gathering heroes from the most powerful nations on Earth. But no one was expecting the shocking new representatives of the United States. The world is about to become a far more dangerous place. Especially for the Avengers. Plus Hulk and Thor try to go on a date.
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Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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