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NERDIST NEWS: AVENGERS 2 Updates, Patton Oswalt on Lex Luthor, and More

What an insane week, huh guys? As if the rumors about Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot and AMC officially moving forward with Preacher weren’t enough, we’ve got an entire show’s worth of juicy nuggets of nerdy news for your viewing pleasure. Just what do we have on tap for you today? Well, first and foremost, Jessica Chobot disappeared into a cloud of bats, so I had to step in and fill in for her. We break down the news that Paul Bettany will be playing The Vision in the hotly anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron, shout out the big winner at this year’s DICE Awards, Sonic the Hedgehog’s weird new makeover, and much more.

Oh, and we caught up with uber-nerd comedian Patton Oswalt to weigh in one of the biggest controversies in the nerd-o-sphere right now: Jesse Eisenberg’s casting as Lex Luthor. Personally, I hope it’s a lot like this. But I digress – let’s go ahead and kick off the weekend in style with a heaping helping of Nerdist News.

What do you think about today’s top stories? Do you have The Vision/Jarvis conspiracy theories too? Let us know in the comments below or tell me on Twitter.