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by Brett White

When fandom's favorite stand-up comic goes on the internet's favorite sitcom to rant for almost eight minutes about a crossover between two of the hottest film franchises ever, creative types will spend a lot of time mining it for comedy gold. So yeah, Patton Oswalt's epic filibuster from "Parks and Recreation" about "Star Wars: Episode VII - The Gauntlet of Infinity" has already gotten an all-inclusive poster mock-up and the animated treatment.

But now, as part of YouTube's Geek Week (the event that will bring us a new "Thor: The Dark World" trailer later this week), Nerdist has released a fully animated version of Oswalt's rant, done by Daniel Spellman. See the movie come to life in the only way that will ever be monetarily feasible!

Great, right? Although I do have to fight off every nerd-urge to correct Oswalt's character, especially his assertion that Moon Knight is an A-List character over Hawkeye and Black Widow. No sir, I don't think so.

[via io9]

What do you think of this mashed-up "Episode VII"? Let us know in the comments below or hit us up on Twitter!

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Venom

by Brett White

Even though we still have two whole Spider-Man films to get through first, people can't stop speculating about "The Amazing Spider-Man 4," due in theaters in the far-flung year of 2018.

The interest stems from an interview that "Amazing Spider-Man" director Marc Webb gave, wherein he mentioned that the fourth film could definitely stray from Spider-Man following the close of his three picture saga. This has led to a number of curious developments and hushed tones in subsequent interviews with other "ASM" heavy-hitters, the latest being an IGN interview with "Amazing Spider-Man 2" screenwriters Roberto Orci and Alexander Kurtzman.

"We're fans of Venom," said Orci. Kurtzman agreed, adding that "Venom is an amazing character. Venom is a brilliant character. Part of what's interesting about Venom is that Venom can do all of the things that Spider-Man can't do, in a lot of ways. And I don't know, I guess that's why I respond to him."

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Wonder Woman

by Ryan Rigley

A while back, the CW had plans to produce a Wonder Woman TV series entitled "Amazon," in the same vein as their Superman series "Smallville." However, now that the "Flash" TV series has been appropriately placed on the fast-track towards production, it would appear as though all "Amazon" efforts have been put on hold for the time being.

This, of course, does not mean that the "Amazon" series has been canned. On the contrary, with Warner Bros. and DC's plans to make a "Justice League" movie, re-introducing Wonder Woman via TV series seems like a fairly safe bet to make. As some of you may recall, this won't be the first time that Wonder Woman has graced the small screen. Back in the 70's, Wonder Woman was the star of her own successful prime time TV series!

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SHIELD poster

by Brett White

It's not like "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." needs any help at this point. The show is so highly anticipated that it could go silent until its premiere date (September 24th) and still have a spectacular debut. People want this show. They want their Whedon and they want their Coulson. But playing it silent is not Marvel's way, nor is it "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s" way, which led to a pretty extensive Twitter campaign this past weekend centered around the unveiling of the show's poster.

ABC's "S.H.I.E.L.D." presentation at the Television Critics Association caused quite a commotion online, as the show's official Twitter page liveblogged the presentation. The panel didn't reveal anything new (Coulson's resurrection will be dealt with, the show focuses on the people without powers, etc.) but it's still exciting to see just how excited this cast is. Fans were also urged to follow and retweet the show's producers and stars in order to unlock "pieces" of the show's poster.

Check out the pieces and the final poster after the jump!

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Miles Teller

by Brett White

Director Josh Trank's "Fantastic Four" reboot may have just found its patriarch—Miles Teller. The actor, who is poised to become a breakout star following this year's "The Spectacular Now" and next year's film adaptation of the YA novel "Divergent," is said to have met with Trank to discuss the role of Reed Richards, a.k.a. Mr. Fantastic.

The rumor follows in the footsteps of a few other Fantastic hopefuls—Allison Williams as the Invisible Woman and Michael B. Jordan as the Human Torch. No roles have been cast just yet, and apparently Fox hasn't even hired a casting director, but the Wrap reports that Teller is Trank's first choice.

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Thanos

by Brett White

We all know what happens when you assume.

Even though "Marvel's the Avengers" hinged it's mid-credits scene on revealing Thanos, writer/director Joss Whedon has told Total Film magazine that fans might have gotten their expectations up regarding just how integral the mad Titan is to the Marvel Cinematic Universe's future. The sequel now has the subtitle "Age of Ultron," which leaves little to no room for Thanos now that the big bad robot is involved.

"We have to stay grounded," Whedon told Total Film about choosing the Avengers' next foe. "It's part of what makes the Marvel universe click – their relationship to the real world. It's science-fiction, and Thanos is not out of the mix, but Thanos was never meant to be the next villain. He's always been the overlord of villainy and darkness."

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Ultron

by Brett White

The news that Ultron would be the main antagonist for Joss Whedon's "Avengers" sequel has ended up shedding a lot of light on director Edgar Wright's long-gestating "Ant-Man" film. The film may not hit theaters until November 2015, but people are talking about it now.

Thanks to interviews and hunches, we know that Hank Pym will be featured in "Ant-Man" in some capacity—even though he'll be absent from "Avengers: Age of Ultron." There are also rumors that Tony Stark will be Ultron's creator, and not Pym, which gives one of Ant-Man's main accomplishments to another scientist. Now Edgar Wright has told Science Fiction that Ultron was never even a part of his "Ant-Man."

"I cannot really get into that, but um... I'll say no. No he wasn't." Definitive statement is definitive! But if Pym isn't going up against Ultron, who could he possibly go up against? Let's run down some other possibilities.

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Green Arrow Green Lantern

by Ryan Rigley

Seems like season two of "Arrow" is shaping up to be quite the spectacle for DC fans. With the recent news of China White returning for the series' second season, the "Arrow" cameo tally has added one more notch, in addition to the two created by the news that both the Black Canary and the Flash will be making cameo appearances in upcoming episodes of the CW series.

While Barry Allen is said to be featured in three episodes this fall, Black Canary has been teased at "Arrow" fans since season one began with Oliver Queen's on-again, off-again girlfriend Dinah "Laurel" Lance. If there's one thing that the first season of "Arrow" did not skimp out on, it's awesome DC cameos. That said, here's a list of five more DC cameos that we'd like to see in season two of "Arrow."

Green Lantern
"Arrow" producers Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg have already expressed great interest in bring Hal Jordan into the "Arrow" universe. In fact, the Ferris Air logo has already appeared in one of the latter episodes of season one. Green Lantern and Green Arrow are extremely close friends in the comic book, even co-starring in a team-up series called "Green Lantern/Green Arrow" for a time. Clearly, Hal Jordan will make an appearance in some way, shape, or form on the series at some point in time. Whether or not he has his Green Lantern powers—and whether or not he'll be played by Ryan Reynolds—is a different story altogether.

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Cyclops Havok

by Brett White

Following Lucas Till's portrayal of Havok in 2011's "X-Men: First Class," fans of the big screen franchise have been waiting for the character to share the screen with his brother, Cyclops. Of course that's a bit tricky considering that James Marsden's X-Leader bit the dust—or was turned to dust, rather—in 2006's "X-Men: The Last Stand." In addition to that, the brothers are separated by a few decades, as Havok's films are set a good forty years before Cyclops'.

But with time traveling playing a major part in 2014's "X-Men: Days of Future Past," it seems like anything could be possible, including resurrecting Cyclops and uniting Scott and Alex Summers on the big screen for the first time. James Marsden sure seems aware of this possibility, as he revealed in a recent interview with Vulture.

"No, no X-Men, unfortunately," said Marsden when asked if he had any part in next year's film. "But who knows? If this next film really works, [director] Bryan [Singer] has said he wants to fix a few things, so hopefully that's one of them. It was great, to have a movie like that, the first two or three X-Men, and the studios in Hollywood work really hard to find a formula that's successful, and you want to keep that intact, so..."

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Maria Hill

by Brett White

We just found out that Maria Hill will appear in the pilot for "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," and now we have a hint of just what Cobie Smulders' character will be doing in the episode when it airs on ABC on September 24th.

ABC has released three new trailers for the highly anticipated show—Marvel's first foray into live-action television in decades. The new videos don't show off much in the way of new footage, but the few new tidbits they offer are worth analyzing. Aside from Maria Hill's quick scene assigning Agent Ward to Coulson's unit, we also get a sentence from Coulson that explains one of his team's goals:

"The world will want to exploit him," says Coulson, possibly referring to J. August Richards' mystery character. "He's going to need some help." So Coulson and Co. aren't out to contain these new super-powered people, but to protect them. That's cool. Check out all three clips after the jump!

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