RoboCop gets an awesome villain! Everyone yell "Bitches leave!"

Illustration for article titled emRoboCop/em gets an awesome villain! Everyone yell Bitches leave!

Director José Padilha's cast for the 2013 RoboCop reboot just keeps getting better and better. Pill-popping anti-hero Hugh Laurie from House joins Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman, Abbie Cornish and Joel Kinnaman. He's the lead villain, and this news fills us with joy,

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Variety broke the news that Laurie is in negotiations for the part of CEO of the evil Omni Corporation. Perfect! This is clearly the biggest movie role for Laurie, and we think his wit and wonderful timing will make for a perfectly horrible villain! And in case you didn't know, Oldman is playing the role of the scientist who invents Robocop, Kinnaman is Robocop, and Jackson will play a rich television bigwig Pat Novak. (Hopefully Jackson will utter the immortal words, "I'd buy that for a dollar!")

Illustration for article titled emRoboCop/em gets an awesome villain! Everyone yell Bitches leave!
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Perhaps most importantly, this news gives us reason to post the "Bitches Leave" statue designed by io9 commenter Belabras! You can have your RoboCop statue, give us a Clarence J. Boddicker bust! Robocop is slated to hit theaters August 9, 2013.

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John Hazard

Laurie will never get another role as great as House, a role that lets him show how great he is in so many ways, but his casting means that no one is allowed to hate on this movie no more. Your face will be melted by Hugh's Glory*.

*or Laurie's Glory. Can't decide which is better.