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TR Exclusive! Other People Who Will NOT Be Directing the Avengers Movie

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Now that the incredible news broke that Iron Man director Jon Favreau will not be directing the Avengers movie, I did a little further research, and boy do I have a TR exclusive for you! I’ve discovered some other people who will not be directing the Avengers movie: George Lucas, Wes Anderson, Roman Polanski, Steven Spielberg, Pope Benedict, Miley Cyrus, me, Hitler, Dracula, Spongebob Squarepants, King Henry VII and Mr. Peanut will also not — I REPEAT, ALSO — be directing the Avengers movie. All media outlets, please make sure to credit Topless Robot appropriately when you report on this amazing news. Goddammit. (Via MTV)

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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.