Patton Oswalt's Star Wars/Marvel Mash Up Gets An Animated Remake
If you didn't catch it, Patton Oswalt made a serious claim for "King of the Nerds" last month. A video from the set of Parks and Recreation was posted online showing the comedian/actor explaining, at incredible length, his very specific plot idea for J.J. Abrams' Star Wars Episode VII, which would also tie into the Marvel Cinematic Universe as well as multiple other film franchises. It was such a great display of geekiness that it inspired many others to get creative. Shortly after the video's release an artist created a very special mash-up poster containing all of the cool details, but now, as you can see above, YouTube user iZacLess has taken it to another level.
It remains a shame that, for now, studio politics and character rights are preventing characters like Spider-Man and the X-Men from showing up in a film with The Avengers, but at least there is a loud voice calling for what we want: bigger, cooler universes. And who knows, perhaps this video could somehow land Oswalt a role in either an upcoming Star Wars or Marvel movie. I certainly wouldn't mind it.
In addition to his recent appearance on Parks and Rec, Oswalt has been keeping busy on the small screen, starring in episodes of The Newsroom, Justified and Two and a Half Men. On the big screen he has a role in Ben Stiller's The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and Stephen Sommers' adaptation of the popular Dean Koontz novel Odd Thomas.
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