See You at Noon!

Looks like we’ll have something big to talk about for today’s chat. You know, the PopRox live chat today. At noon. Right here.

The big news of today is that those Hollywood types are pretty sneaky.

not exactly what i had in mind

not exactly what i had in mind

The team behind the new Spider-Man franchise announced Andrew Garfield will be the new Spider-Man, coming to a theater near you exactly two years from tomorrow. I know almost nothing about him, only that I considered watching the Red Riding triologyOnDemand earlier this year, and that it’s on my Blockbuster queue.

There is one more thing I know about him — he’s British. Unequivocally, unarguably British. We all know it. He’s got a British accent, he lives there, and he probably loves soccer, has no taste in food and has bad teeth. That makes him British. For some reason, it almost seems like someone was going out of their way to find a British guy since Jamie Bell had previously been a front-runner. I just didn’t want to see a British guy as one of the clearly iconic American characters, and I’ve compared it to the sh!tstorm British people would rain down upon us if Matt Damon would be cast as the next James Bond.

But as British as he is — and he IS British — there is a loophole since he was born in LA. So now we can’t bitch and moan about a British guy playing Peter Parker. Technically, he’s American.

Well played, Hollywood. Well played.

Bring your thoughts on the new Spider-Man to the live chat today at noon! I’ll turn the chat on earlier if you want to get questions in, but I probably won’t start answering them til around noon.

See you then!

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