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Monday, 3 March 2014

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It was a momentous day in Washington as President Barack Obama put the finishing touches on a new bill that prevents Hollywood actors from playing more than one superhero on film. The President had been promising laws regulating actors and their portrayals of beloved Marvel and DC comic book heroes as far back as 2007.

However whilst in office he had met strong resistance from Republicans who, at the time had set their heart on seeing Ryan Reynolds playing the Green Lantern in the 2011 movie. The President's new proposal would have prevented this, as Reynolds had previously played the superhero "Deadpool" in the 2009 movie "X-Men Origins: Wolverine". The poor reception of the Green Lantern film though led to a change in heart amongst conservatives in Congress.

"Never again will people be subjected to the confusion of Chris Evans playing both "Captain America" in the Avengers films and "The Human Torch" in the 2005 and 2007 movies of "The Fantastic Four" said a jubilant President.

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