Patton Oswalt Reflects on His ‘Infinity War’ Predictions Five Years Prior to the Film’s Release: “Some Things Weirdly Came True”

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Back in 2013, five years prior to the release of ‘Infinity War,’ Patton Oswalt ad-libbed lines about the MCU. In the TV show ‘Parks and Recreation,’ Oswalt’s character, Garth Blundin, shares his Marvel/Star Wars crossover fan fiction to deter Leslie Knope from altering Pawnee’s laws.

Despite being entirely improvised in April 2013, Oswalt’s character accurately foreshadowed Thanos gathering the Infinity Stones to confront the Avengers in the MCU.

Recently, Oswalt made an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! where he discussed his foresight in predicting certain events.

Some things weirdly came true; some on purpose, some by accident.(…) They had not done ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ . When I say Time Gem, they cut to Chris Pratt. This was way before he did ‘Guardians’ .Also, Amy has the funniest line in the whole thing when she says ‘the female part’s a little underwritten’, which was so exactly what those movies were.

In the scene, Garth Blundin theorizes that Thanos could access the Star Wars universe using the Reality Gem, despite its limited use in ‘Avengers: Infinity War.’ The Multiverse Saga later introduces other methods of universe-travel. Oswalt’s character also anticipates Spider-Man joining the Avengers, a prediction that came true despite initial skepticism. While Hawkeye is absent in ‘Infinity War’ and Black Widow dies in Endgame, other characters mentioned by Garth, like Moon Knight, Daredevil, and Hercules, have since made appearances in the MCU.

Despite minor inaccuracies, such as the mention of the Quinjet, Garth’s references to the Fantastic Four and X-Men align with their eventual integration into the MCU. Chris Pratt’s participation in the scene adds another layer of humor, considering his later role as Peter Quill in the ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ series.

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