Boris Johnson appears to have quoted Batman baddie Bane in first speech as PM

Boris Johnson officially became prime minister on Wednesday afternoon and marked his ascension to Downing Street with a speech outside of Number 10.

During the address, where Johnson set out his vision for the country and Brexit, the prime minister said:

The time has come to act, to take decisions, to give strong leadership and to change this country for the better. My job is to serve you, the people.

Viewers with an acute sense of hearing and a good memory will recall that this part of Johnson's speech wasn't that dissimilar to something that Donald Trump said during his inauguration.

On 20 January, 2017, the current president of the United States said:

Today’s ceremony however, has very special meaning, because today, we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, DC. And giving it back to you, the people.

While their speeches were nowhere near the same, the 'you, the people' line had a chilling similarity which reminded people of a certain villain for a superhero movie.

That's right, much like Trump, Boris Johnson has now quoted Batman villain Bane, who said the following in the 2012 movie The Dark Knight Rises.

We take Gotham from the corrupt, the rich, the oppressors of generations who have kept you down with myths of opportunity, and we give it back to you - the people.

The eerie symmetry of Trump's and Bane's speech was so obvious that it inspired plenty of mash-ups when it happened.

Johnson's speech hasn't drawn that level of attention but a few people picked up on the line being the same as Batman's foe.

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