Before there were five post-credits scenes behind each Marvel Cinematic Universe, there were the Marvel One-Shots.
Offered as special features on Blu-ray or DVD releases of Marvel films, Marvel One-Shots were fun little short films for fans who wanted more than just a 10-second teaser after the credits rolled. However, as the MCU expanded to TV and streaming, the fun, experimental One-Shots stopped — the last one came out in 2014 attached to the Thor: The Dark World release, called All Hail The King. But, hot off the buzz for the newest Marvel film Spider-Man: Homecoming, star Tom Holland hints that these one-shots may be returning.
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Marvel Studios has an incredible streak of critical and financial success going. However, recent developments have fans discussing what happens when that streak ends. We won’t know for sure until it happens, but another streak just ended for sure. The Captain America: The Winter Soldier Blu-ray, which will be released September 9, will not have a Marvel One-Shot on it.
The past five Marvel Studios home releases have had one-shots as bonus features, beginning with The Consultant on Thor and most recently All Hail the King on Thor: The Dark World. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has said they don’t feel a need to have a one-shot on every release, but this has to be disappointing for fans. Read More »
Last week, Ben Kingsley got the attention of Marvel fans everywhere when he revealed he’d filmed a “secret project” for the studio. Kingsley had seemingly finished his role as the Mandarin in Iron Man 3, but this new information brought up a plethora of possibilities regarding the character. Studio President Kevin Feige wouldn’t comment on the quote, but basically acknowledged Kingsley had filmed something.
Well now, the Marvel masters at Latino-Review claim to have information on the “secret project.” First of all, it’s a One-Shot. That’s the non-spoiler. For more spoiler-filled information that’ll make your head spin, read below. Read More »
We’ve been hearing rumblings for a while now that Marvel would begin releasing live-action short films with their feature films, to introduce, test out, and tease possible future Marvel story-lines and characters. The idea is to use the short films as a development testing ground kind of like what Pixar has done with their computer animated short films. Originally we heard that these short films would be included with Marvel’s theatrical feature film releases, but it appears these “Marve; One Shot” shorts will be getting packaged as DVD/Blu-ray extras on the home video releases instead (which makes sense, as they provides extra value and might sell a bunch of extra copies).
The first short film will be released on the Thor Blu-ray/DVD — Its titled The Consultant and features Clark Gregg reprising his role as Agent Coulson. Marvel claims that the two “Marvel One-Shots” which have been completed both star Gregg as Phil Coulson, “offering up two self-contained stories about the day in the life of a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.” It seems like the first set of One-Shots are more of an expansion of the Marvel cinematic universe than an addition, filling some of the holes left behind in the feature film chronology so far. Watch a clip embedded after the jump.
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