Shawarma wasn’t the only post-script to the climactic battle in The Avengers. A couple found a discarded alien gun and went on a crime spree too, with S.H.I.E.L.D in hot pursuit. That’s the story you’ll see in Item 47, a Marvel one-shot short film starring Jesse Bradford and Lizzie Caplan as the couple and Maximiliano Hernández and Titus Welliver as the S.H.I.E.L.D agents on call.

The film screened at Comic-Con and will be an extra on The Avengers Blu-ray in September. Until then, though, you can check out the poster for the film as well as two clips. Also, the Marvel Cinematic Universe – Phase One: Avengers Assembled Box Set has been fully revealed including brand new DVD art for each movie. It’s all right after the jump. Read More »

The “short films” that Marvel Studios has made to decorate the bonus feature lineups on DVDs for Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger have relied upon SHIELD Agent Coulson, played by Clark Gregg. But that storyline culminates in The Avengers, and it’s time for Marvel to switch things up a bit.

So for Item 47, the short film appearing on the home video release of The Avengers, Marvel has turned to new characters played by Lizzy Caplan (Cloverfield) and Jesse Bradford (Flags of Our Fathers). They’re a couple in NYC who finds something potentially useful: a cast-off alien weapon left behind during the Chitauri invasion of the city. Some pretty bad decisions are made with that item in hand, and S.H.I.E.L.D. moves to contain the problem. Get some more info below. Read More »