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Gary Oldman Joins Robocop

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 18:  Actor Gary Oldman attends the Launch Party for Kishani Perera's new book, "Vintage Remix" at Rummage on April 18, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images for Kishani Perera)

Casting The Killing's Joel Kinnaman as a slightly less robotic Robocop immediately raised eyebrows in Hollywood — "Wait, we cast WHO?" a previous Vulture post imagined Warner Bros. asking — but now that he's been joined by Gary Oldman, this is plain and simple a slam dunk. After all, Oldman has more than earned his crime-fighting chops as Commissioner Gordon in three Batman films, including this year's The Dark Knight Rises. This time around he'll play Norton, the philosophically torn scientist who brings back Kinnaman's character from the brink of death and cyborgs him — if that's not already a verb, it totally should be. We reiterate: a slam dunk, people!

Photo: Michael Buckner/2012 Getty Images