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Movie Things That Are No Longer True Trifecta: Star Trek, World of Warcraft, Wolverine

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? Star Trek co-writer/co-producer Roberto Orci swears that despite whatever Karl Urban said, Benedict Cumberbatch is not playing Gary Mitchell in Star Trek 2. He also says Cumberbatch and Alice Eve are canon characters, though (Nurse Rand?) and everybody else is new. This is annoying the shit out of me. JUST TELL US THE VILLAIN. IT’S JUST A FUCKING STAR TREK MOVIE. IT’S NOT A STATE FUCKING SECRET. (Via /Film)

? Sam Raimi is no longer directing the World of Warcraft movie, in case you accidentally remembered he was still supposed to be doing that. (Via /Film)
? Full disclosure time: I saw the news that Jessica Biel was in talks to play Viper back on Wednesday or Thursday of last week. I didn’t report it, because “talks” are bullshit. These are things that may be happening, not things that are happening. They’re not news. Anyways, after seeing every other nerd site in existence report the same non-news, I caved a couple of hours ago and posted it… only to immediately discover those talks fell through pretty much the minute my article went up. 
So I am done posting things that are obviously not news. I can’t say I won’t post rumors, because some rumors are big enough they are news. But I will do my damnedest to stick to reporting things that are actually happening, not things that may be happening, to the best of my ability.

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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.