Not content with ice-skating Kiwis, X-Men hero Wolverine also hates Liev Schreiber for starring in his upcoming X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie. Sources had recently linked Schrieber to the far more sensible role of the young William Stryker (played by Brian Cox in X-Men 2), but now the word is Schreiber’s going to play Wolverine’s arch-enemy Sabretooth (played by ex-wrestler Tyler Mane in the first X-Men). Wolverine and Sabretooth have had a long, repetitive history of beating the shit out of each other in the comics and not much else (also I believe they are also occasionally brothers, as well as father and son, thanks to Marvel comics’ continuity), so it seems a little wasteful to hire even a B-level celebrity to play someone…well, that an ex-wrestler would do just fine for. Still, I’d happily pay $8 to see Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber simultaneously disembowel each other.
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.