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Two Things You Need to Know About Iron Man Before You See It

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z95456642.jpg1) I had heard that long-rumored Sam Jackson as Nick Fury cameo had been cut from the final version of the movie, and it made me very sad, because I’m a huge Ultimates and Avengers fan. But now the word on the street is that all true believers should stay through the entire credits. Oh, for those who don’t know, that’s a pick of Nick Fury from the Ultimates comic, who is said to bear a small, tiny resemblance to Sam Jackson. Or so I’m told. Don’t see it, myself.

2) IESB says that Iron Man 2 is pretty much a done deal, and Downey’s trainer is going to start work on the actor next week for an assumed 2009 production date. Since we’ve seen about 45% of the first movie through the 300 clips and trailers, and it’s all been awesome, I approve of this.

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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.