Comics, Movies

He Said Yes!


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And now we’re to be married And now Chris Evans is going to play Captain America in his movie, the Avengers movie, and three others — maybe a Cap sequel, definitely an Avengers sequel, and maybe a cameo in another Marvel movie? I dunno. While I think Evans is a little young — something Marvel was obviously going for, despite fellow Avengers Ed Norton and Robert Downey Jr. getting close to 50 — I don’t have any problem with this. He kind of looks the part, he was the best part in the Fantastic Four movies (admittedly not saying a ton) and he’s been good in other films, I’m told. But most of all, for anyone who’s thinking about complaining, remember that casting Chris Evans means we did not get any of the below, all of which were rumored to be in the running for Cap at one point:

? Channing Tatum
? John Krasinski
? Dane Cook
? All of the Jonas brothers

…Evans is fine with me.

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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 Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.