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Behold the Crow We Almost Got

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?Bradley Cooper has since dropped out of the vastly unnecessary Crow remake, but some concept art of what Cooper might have looked like as Crow-ified Eric Draven has surfaced. I remain firm in belief that Cooper is just too classically good-looking to be a believably tormented soul bent on revenge, and looking at these I also realize I doubt Cooper would have cut his hair for the role, meaning he would undoubtedly have looked like the top two pics — meaning he would have looked like a really, really attractive version of Heath Ledger’s Joker (seriously, Cooper’s had the same haircut for the last five years). All in all, I’d say this is for the best. io9 has other, goofier, and infinitely less likely to have ever been approved concept art pics here (I’d send you to Shock Till You Drop, who got the pics originally, but the site is totally freaking my computer out for some reason).

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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.