Readers, I have a very difficult and serious question to ask you. Please consider it for a good long while before you answer. Ready? OK. Let me frame it exactly as this Io9 post does:
I know, I know, it’s hard. And that’s exactly what director Alfonso Cuaron is facing with his final casting decision for the upcoming film Gravity, which will co-star Mr. Iron Man himself, Robert Downey Jr.
From the post:
While we’re not sure either of these girls come across as "motherly," we’re still into seeing either of them kick some element ass while in a space suit. Who would you pick?”
If Johansson is chosen, it’ll mark the third time she and Downey Jr. will share screen time in a genre film, since the Iron Man 2 cast mates will also appear together in the hotly anticipated The Avengers, which will begin filming next February.
Finally, on a slightly more serious (but certainly no less geeky) note, Io9 recently published a fantastic, fascinating article detailing the science fiction explanation of why gay people must be allowed to marry. Written in honor of the fantastic news about Prop 8, it meanders through the progressive sci-fi landscape, counting the pure logical — and the wonderfully inspirational — reasons that we, the (queer) people, should have the same rights as everyone else.
It all goes to show that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s most beautiful quote: “The arc of history is long, but it tends towards justice” is true. Here’s to a just, equal future — preferably one with hot cyborg ladies and jetpacks.