TV & FILM
bill-swift - April 19, 2013
You probably remember Patton Oswalt as the pathetic dude who lived with his mother on King of Queens. However, Patton Oswalt is much more than that. He is also a brilliant comic and, it turns out, a hardcore fanboy. So when the producers of NBC's Parks and Recreation asked Patton to "ramble a bit about whatever subject he wanted" while playing a man who launches a filibuster to prevent a vote by the Pawnee City Council, what they got was an epic, eight-minute improvised proposal for the plot of Star Wars: Episode VII—a proposal in which the Star Wars universe and the Marvel Comics universe collide thanks to Thanos and his Infinity Gauntlet. (If that doesn't make any sense to you...nevermind.) The scene didn't end up making the final cut of the episode, but it did earn a standing ovation from the cast and crew.
Of course, Oswalt's genius fanboy diatribe hit the internet at just the right time. Yesterday it was announced that Disney, the new overlords of the Star Wars franchise, plans to release their first new film in the franchise in 2015, and then will release another film every single year after that. So, you know, they're going to need a lot of creative ideas.
And if you fanboys out there are wondering where you can catch Oswalt's standup act, well it just so happens that he's planning to record a new special in San Diego...in July...during Comic-Con.
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