Slowly, but surely, its sounds like Marvel Studios has come around to bringing back the Marvel One-Shots. For those who don’t know, they were shorts that were released on Blu-rays that showed little one-offs. Perhaps the most notable one followed Ben Kingsley’s character in prison, and it alluded to the idea that the real Mandarin was still out there somewhere.
But suddenly, they disappeared. Speaking with CinemaBlend, Eric Pearson, the writer of the first three One-Shots, said:
“I think probably the drop in Blu-ray sales has hurt the One-Shots program — though I’ve heard whispers of it starting up again. I can’t confirm that at all, but I’ve definitely heard whispers of it. And I have a whole folder full of other One-Shots that I just came up with. And I was like, ‘Oh, this will be a fun eight to 12 pages!”
This isn’t the first time we’ve heard about the One-Shots returning. A few months back, Spider-Man: Homecoming star (and one of the worst Marvel secret-keepers) said regarding One-Shots:
“Yeah. I think they are planning on doing it again. I probably just spoiled a big spoiler. Kevin Feige’s probably going to be furious.”
All signs seem to be pointing to the Marvel One-Shots coming back, so with that in mind, it’s only a matter of time that something materializes in a home release. In the time since the One-Shots disappeared, the home release market certainly has changed from a mostly physical medium to digital, and as such, perhaps the digital sales are finally compensating for the lull in Blu-ray sales, allowing for them to resurrect the program.
Do you want to see the Marvel One-Shots return?