The Marvel Cinematic Universe is one that’s been full of a lot of experimentation. Never before had audiences seen a connected world on this scale, and with each successive movie, Marvel Studios seemed to get a little more bold. Near the end of Phase 1, they started producing little one-shots that showed up on the special features of certain films.
It was a short four-year period in which was done. It started with “The Consultant” on the home release for Thor and ended with “All Hail The King” in Thor: The Dark World. They weren’t exactly of huge consequence (after all, we’re sure some of you may not have even heard of them), but they were fun little expansions into an already-intricate world. The most memorable one to me personally was “All Hail the King.” Not all fans liked the Iron Man 3 twist that saw a bastardization of the Mandarin. Those who saw this one-shot saw a tease of a real Mandarin still out there somewhere.
Following that fun short, however, Marvel Studios stopped producing them. It wasn’t a huge deal, but we’d be lying if we said we didn’t miss them on the Blu-rays.
Well, it sounds like we may be getting more of them. Speaking with Uproxx, Tom Holland seemed to spill the beans on the plan to bring them back.
Holland: I want to do a short. That’s what I want to do. I want to do a 20-minute short with me and Paul Rudd…
They used to do those on the DVDs and Blu-rays.
Holland: Yeah. I think they are planning on doing it again.
Holland: I probably just spoiled a big spoiler. Kevin Feige’s probably going to be furious.
Of all the characters, Spider-Man definitely seems to be one most primed for a one-shot. We could see a five to ten minute short with him trying to fight a baddie all while running some errand from his aunt. Honestly, a lot of the advertising for Spider-Man: Homecoming seems to have covered a lot of the same territory they would in a one-shot, so it’ll be interesting to see if they’ll be utilizing him going forward.
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