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Weta to Make ‘Justice League’ Costumes, Comic Nerds Explode in Pure Joy

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Thousands of comic fans died yesterday as a result of orgasm-induced hemorrhaging when it was revealed that the Weta Workshop?the nerd-kings responsible for the special effects in the Lord of the Rings films?are making the superhero costumes for the upcoming Justice League movie. That should include Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, Aquaman, the Flash and the Martian Manhunter at the minimum, with possibly a Hawkman or a Hawkgirl (generally some kind of Hawk-person) in there too.

Paramedics saved some lives by reminding comic fans that this no guarantee the Justice League movie will get made, as Weta has also done designs for the live-action Evangelion flick, which will almost certainly never get made. They also reminded fans that one of the Justice League‘s main villains is Starro, a giant starfish, so maybe they shouldn’t get their hopes up. ? Rob.

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Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.