We’re still trying to wrap our heads around the far-reaching consequences—some weird, many worrying—of Disney’s decision to buy a big chunk of 21st Century Fox this week, bringing any number of beloved properties under its omnipresent umbrella. Still, even as worries about media monopolization gnaw at our hearts, it’s important to find a silver lining or two to cling to.
Like, say, realizing that all of the brands from Patton Oswalt’s famous Parks And Recreation pitch for Star Wars: Episode VII are finally all in place, now under one single roof. People who remember the NBC sitcom’s fifth-season episode, “Article Two,” will remember the amazing nine-minute filibuster Oswalt delivered, laying out a pretty kick-ass idea for a Marvel-Star Wars crossover film, complete with the X-Men, the Avengers, and the Fantastic Four. All of whom, we can’t help noting, are now (or soon will be) owned by Disney.
Sadly, Oswalt’s dreams do still remain a little bit out of reach; at one point in the rant, he mentions his desire to toss the Clash Of The Titans universe into the mix. Warner Bros. still retains those rights—for now.