Disney Promise More Content In Delayed "Phase One" AVENGERS ASSEMBLED Box Set

Following the news that the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assembled box set has been delayed to next Spring, Disney has now issued the following statement which confirms plans for a new design and more content than previously advertised.

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By Josh Wilding - 9/8/2012
When the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assembled box set was first revealed, it was met with a great deal of excitement from fans. Featuring all six of the Marvel Studios movies released so far over ten discs, it was set to be released in a replica of the briefcase used by Nick Fury in the superhero ensemble and would also include a glowing replica of the Tesseract. However, a German luggage firm filed a lawsuit because of the similarities between the replica briefcase being used for this set and one of their products, indefinitely delaying the release. Well, Disney have now issued the following statement about the new Spring 2013 date.


We are sorry to inform you that there will be a delay in the availability of the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled Collection. Originally, the Collection was to be available on September 25, 2012, but unfortunately we are now unable to make that date. We are currently working with Marvel to identify the exact date when the Collection will be available, but we expect it to be during Spring, 2013.

The Collection will come in a new briefcase and include even more than the content and features that were first advertised. We know that you are disappointed in this delay, and we are working hard to get your Collection to you as soon as possible. We will have an updated announcement for you in the coming weeks which will include actual timing and final details. Once again, we apologize for the delay and hope that when you do receive the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled Collection, you will enjoy it as much as Marvel enjoyed creating it.







Marvel Studios presents in association with Paramount Pictures Marvel’s The Avengers--the super hero team up of a lifetime, featuring iconic Marvel super heroes Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk, Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye and Black Widow. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, Director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster. Spanning the globe, a daring recruitment effort begins.


STARRING:

Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America
Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man
Chris Hemsworth as Thor
Jeremy Renner as Clint Barton/Hawkeye
Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Ramanoff/Black Widow
Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/Hulk
Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury
Clark Gregg as Agent Coulson
Cobie Smulders as Maria Hill
Tom Hiddleston as Loki

RELEASE DATE: September 17th, 2012 (UK) September 25th, 2012 (US)


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ComfortablyNumb - 9/8/2012, 4:26 AM
Well at least they are trying to improve it due to the delay. Maybe some IM3 or TDW previews?
Maxi91291 - 9/8/2012, 4:27 AM
Talk about compensation ...
marvel72 - 9/8/2012, 4:33 AM
directors cut please.
TheSensationalSpiderman - 9/8/2012, 4:39 AM
The movie was alright.
Maxi91291 - 9/8/2012, 4:45 AM
ClarkFarley2012 - 9/8/2012, 5:00 AM
WTF!?? Spring?? This was suppossed to be my Xmas present..ugh. That thing better have a lot more stuff in it. That's a big delay. :(
leeroy - 9/8/2012, 5:13 AM
hope they make extended cuts to thor / hulk
Ace101 - 9/8/2012, 5:19 AM
yea you guys at marvel/disney do that, while ur at it how about u release it here in new zealand and in other countries outside of the states as well.
toco89 - 9/8/2012, 5:23 AM
Lol at article.

@froggy
Where'd you find those?
PykOwrnoZes - 9/8/2012, 5:28 AM
Wasn't expecting this... That's alriiight.
ThePowerCosmic - 9/8/2012, 5:30 AM
Cool! This movie is the greatest!
GoILL - 9/8/2012, 5:39 AM
The delay sucks hopefully something really awesome is added.
Supes17 - 9/8/2012, 5:42 AM
Alright, no rush. Make it perfect, Disney:)
Maxi91291 - 9/8/2012, 5:44 AM
Yeah .. Nick Furys comb
HULK2099 - 9/8/2012, 5:54 AM
Thank god !
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 9/8/2012, 6:23 AM
Well, I guess I'll be buying the Target Exclusive with the 90 minute thing and Graphic Novel.
subzero1077 - 9/8/2012, 6:23 AM
That's actually pretty cool of them. They could've just kept the content exactly the same and just revised the packaging. But the fact that they're adding more material is pretty awesome.
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 9/8/2012, 6:26 AM
@Froggy I don't know if you came across those or you made 'em in CS5, but those are nice, those will look sexy as covers of my binder's for school. May even get shirts made.
ATrueHero1987 - 9/8/2012, 6:49 AM
they should include digital copies and a free subscription to an Avenger title. :)
Ha1frican - 9/8/2012, 6:58 AM
What makes it not worth it for me is it doesnt include the dvds that came with Cap, Thor, and IM2. There really isnt anything to justify getting this other than from a collector standpoint. You get more for less by gettin them in the special editions and 3d combos
LAXtremest - 9/8/2012, 6:59 AM
I'd love to buy this, but I already own all Phase 1 movies on Blu Ray.
ProNoob - 9/8/2012, 7:04 AM
dont know what they could add more......unless they shoot something new
Maximus101 - 9/8/2012, 7:29 AM
Regular blu ray is fine lol I won't lose any sleep over this
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 9/8/2012, 7:49 AM
Meh not gonna get it. I am with Maximus.
KaneVonDoom - 9/8/2012, 8:00 AM
Extended & directors cut options, Phase 2 sneak peek, Antman ComiCon short, Iron Man 3 traIler, Thor: DW trailer, Infinity Gauntlet motion comic... Just a few hints Disney. ;)

That is pretty cool of them though. I just may pick this up if they throw a few of those in there.
TheGambitFreakIsBatmanOfCBM - 9/8/2012, 8:32 AM
Thanks @Froggy! I liked what you did with the redesigns!
Bread - 9/8/2012, 9:33 AM
maybe DIRECTORS FUCCKING CUT?!?!??!?!??!?!??!?!??!??!
dezdigi - 9/8/2012, 10:10 AM
I wouldn't get your hopes up for anything too spectacular. Maybe they'll just throw that Target 90 min doc in with the new briefcase.
Harmondale2 - 9/8/2012, 11:32 AM
Is there any news of it being released outside America?
Angel311 - 9/8/2012, 1:01 PM
Froggy where did you get those pics from, those are super sick. Disney I can wait and you have earned ,my complete trust in what ever you decide to add. My input would be Ant-man comic con
EarOne - 9/8/2012, 4:14 PM
Yeah, i agree...an EXTENDED VERSION..put the WORTHY deleted scenes back into the movie (that EX-cluding the alternate opening with Maria Hill's interrogation).

a preview of AVENGERS 2...hehehe...wishful thinkin'.
CPBuff22 - 9/8/2012, 5:01 PM
So since Disney obviously has the money, they should just buy that company. And if they wont sell then Disney should just buy Germany as a whole. Simple quick fix.

On a more serious note Disney should go back and render Iron Man, Iron Man 2, & Incredible Hulk in 3D and include that as an exclusive in this box set. Then they should also give an extended cut of Avengers as well as a full set of the Avengers 3D glasses they put out around movie release time.
AnotherSinisterClone - 9/8/2012, 5:17 PM
thats such a DISNEY move, buy it now, then buy it again next year, for that lil extra. or maybe they'll say "buy it now before we lock it back in our VAULT FOREVER!" Marvel made a bad choice going with Disney. every month its something else
BlueHawaiiSurfer - 9/8/2012, 6:23 PM
Has anyone heard/read if your current order still stands or do you have to place it again?
ImTheCaptainOfThisShip - 9/8/2012, 7:08 PM
crying on the inside..
pud333 - 9/9/2012, 12:32 AM
Regular blu-ray is fine with me. The other Marvel films weren't that great.
GoILL - 9/9/2012, 1:49 AM
@BlueHawaiiSurfer

I read they your preorder should still be good no need to place a new one...keep money on whatever card you used though.
spidermankid24 - 9/9/2012, 12:00 PM
WHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYYY TILL SPRING WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
BlueHawaiiSurfer - 9/9/2012, 5:52 PM
@GoILL Thanks!!!
niknik - 9/10/2012, 10:05 AM
Here's hoping that new content includes the extended directors cut version of Avengers that so many fans are asking for. Not counting on it though.

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