The Marvel Cinematic Universe is one thatâ€™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 â€œThe Consultantâ€ on the home release for Thor and ended with â€œAll Hail The Kingâ€ in Thor: The Dark World. They werenâ€™t exactly of huge consequence (after all, weâ€™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 â€œAll Hail the King.â€ 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 wasnâ€™t a huge deal, but weâ€™d be lying if we said we didnâ€™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. Thatâ€™s what I want to do. I want to do a 20-minute short with me and Paul Ruddâ€¦
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 Feigeâ€™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 itâ€™ll be interesting to see if theyâ€™ll be utilizing him going forward.
Are you excited to see the one-shots return? Let us know in the comments down below!
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