Marvel Studios Moving Forward With Short Films? Agent Coulson To Star In First Two?

The rumor of Marvel Studios getting into the business of releasing short films for lesser known characters, a la Pixar, has resurfaced now seeming more plausible! Check it out!

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 6/29/2011
Over a year ago, a huge rumor surfaced suggesting that Marvel Studios was "meeting with writers and directors to work on small scale films based on some of their unknown characters." While the studios' president debunked the rumor, he did however reveal his interest in the idea. And now the rumor has resurfaced, via Film School Rejects, not only suggesting the studio has made it more than just an "idea," but they've already filmed two. Read the source's report below verbatim.

Marvel Studios may be getting into the short film business to help boost their already bustling feature film trade. According to a source close to Marvel Studios, the company is setting some of their staff writers to developing smaller characters in the Marvel universe for future projects. These projects, only proposed as short films at this point, could lead to certain ancillary characters making appearances in future features or even becoming popular enough to headline their own film. hat is certain, though, is that two shorts have already been shot, both featuring actor Clark Gregg as Agent Phil Coulson. These are to be included as special features on the Thor & Captain America DVDs & Blu-Rays that will release later in the year.


Now what may make this plausible; details for THOR's Blu-ray release were revealed today, with two mysterious features titled Marvel Studios - The Avengers (Bonus Featurette) and Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant: . Anyhow, the site further states that how well these short films are received, depends on the studios' decision to move forward with other characters.

Anyhow, if true, THOR hit shelves on DVD/ Blu-ray on September 19th. Also, could the mysterious Isaiah Mustafa-starrer Luke Cage teaser, which it's creators ordered to be removed, be another one of these shorts? What do you think?
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TheColinColumn - 6/29/2011, 10:08 PM
@DCMarvelFreshman You editors don't sleep much, do you? I was almost done with the finishing touches of my article, only to have it deleted by you. Don't mean to whine, but I'm starting to feel discouraged. You guys need to give the underdogs a chance to break a big story every once in a while...
luffycapri - 6/29/2011, 10:10 PM
Luke Cage
SageMode - 6/29/2011, 10:51 PM
GiganteRed - 6/29/2011, 11:00 PM
Totally cool idea! Perhaps this could be a way to introduce budding filmmakers as well.
I'd definitely put something good together if that were the case!
warlock - 6/29/2011, 11:04 PM
Would love to see, a doc strange, moonknight, ironfist short.
warlock - 6/29/2011, 11:05 PM
luke cage is in that list along with black panther.
Priest - 6/29/2011, 11:22 PM
This is a brilliant. No wonder Marvel is called "The House of Ideas".
MaddMonkk - 6/29/2011, 11:27 PM
Villians too?!?!? imagine all the cool stories about origins of lesser known villians like Red Ghost or Mr Sinister. Very good idear!
KilledHal9000 - 6/29/2011, 11:45 PM
whoa this is cool.
Superman75 - 6/29/2011, 11:49 PM
Go see Transformers it was awesome. Shia was amazing. He should get nominated:)
HULK2099 - 6/29/2011, 11:52 PM
I just came ^_^
NextHero08 - 6/29/2011, 11:53 PM
Why does that sound familiar. Isn't DC doing something like that? But I guess since they make sound like it's going to be live action, could turn out bad ass. Punisher and She-Hulk......please She-Hulk.
PoPcornDude - 6/30/2011, 12:22 AM
Spider-Woman please !!!
Scarlet Witch
Cloak & Dagger
and maybe Namor
=)
luckylu - 6/30/2011, 12:29 AM
sounds like a pretty cool idea. might get me to actually buy dvds instead of downloading.
KidGoku - 6/30/2011, 12:30 AM
Damn, Marvel makes the right moves!
spiderneil - 6/30/2011, 12:59 AM
DC, watch and learn.
JoshJones - 6/30/2011, 1:11 AM
Lmfao @ Daredevil64


On a different note, can you guys format this fūcking website for mobile devices already? Shit.
Ceejay - 6/30/2011, 1:13 AM
This is a stroke of genius, shame DC lack vision!
Tin - 6/30/2011, 2:17 AM
Yes! I want to write and direct one
redlion - 6/30/2011, 2:27 AM
@weneed sounds like a good idea but I would like to see a Marvel sub-universe featuring all it's dark or supernatural characters, sort of like a shadow universe.
Orphix - 6/30/2011, 2:27 AM
I wonder what format these will take?

Short films can be anything from 5 minutes to 20 minutes long. I can't see them effecting feature film deals with actors if they are this short. Hopefully they are just seperate deals.

I see these as almost SHIELD-centric looking at them working on stuff. Almost like behind the scenes type footage of them finding Thors hammer and how they went about finding a frozen steve rogers.
simonwilliamsfan - 6/30/2011, 3:50 AM
Would like to see Simon Williams or Williams technologies referenced in a short film so in an Avengers sequel Wonderman can be introduced...not only because he is my favorite but also because he would set up a Vision and Ultron story line which would be amazing....have Ultron being made in an Ant Man movie to tie into an Avengers movie down the road....ah dreams
thunderforce - 6/30/2011, 3:51 AM
Awesome .
GUNSMITH - 6/30/2011, 3:57 AM
COULSON...THE WINDOW MAN FOR MARVEL


"SON OF COLE"
marvel72 - 6/30/2011, 4:04 AM
this a great idea doing origins this way.
GUNSMITH - 6/30/2011, 4:11 AM
I WOULD LIKE TO PETITION AGENT COULSON TO BE WRITTEN IN MARVEL MAINSTREAM COMIC BOOKS.
manthingnitsuj - 6/30/2011, 4:12 AM
fantastic.
GUNSMITH - 6/30/2011, 4:46 AM
IF YOU INTERWOVE COULSON INTO THE MAINSTREAM, SINCE HIS AFFILIATION WITH STARK MAYBE HE COULD BE:

GUARDSMEN


SHIELD, SUPERPOWERED ENEMIES, JUST AN IDEA...LIKE THEY INTERWOVE RICK WITH HULK OR CAPTAIN MARVEL.
PirateOpossum - 6/30/2011, 4:48 AM
Ant-Man and Wasp?
marvel72 - 6/30/2011, 5:04 AM
@ theflash

ant-man & wasp on the avengers disc would be great.

-nova
-inhumans
-captain mar-vell
-guardians of the galaxy
-iron fist
-luke cage
-dr.strange
EastcoastAvenger - 6/30/2011, 5:29 AM
From the first time I heard of this I thought it was a brilliant idea! bring them on Marvel!
SiegeofVader - 6/30/2011, 5:51 AM
Hm. This is an interesting idea. Definitely a way to give the spotlight to other characters. I'd like to see a Warriors Three short film, or something introducing Balder. (I've been on a Thor kick the last few months). The Punisher, maybe?
StrangerX - 6/30/2011, 5:57 AM
Nick Fury-Coulson you are one bad MuthaF*
Coulson-Shut your mouth!!
Urban8er - 6/30/2011, 5:59 AM
Dr. Strange and Black Panther!!!!!!!!!!
JackBauer - 6/30/2011, 5:59 AM
SWEET!
BIGBMH - 6/30/2011, 6:09 AM
It's a cool idea. I imagine they'd be similar in scale to this prequel to Fast and Furious.

MJPETTY7 - 6/30/2011, 6:15 AM
It would be a great way to tie-in the Avengers universe to the X-Men, Spider-Man, Ghost Rider, and Blade films. Make them all in the same universe.
JHowlett - 6/30/2011, 6:16 AM
Please get Spider-Woman on screen little short flims like what they're planning is the only way that can happen. Black Panther needs to be included, Luke Cage but you know I'd really like to see more Marvel Knights movies Punisher Warzone had the right idea, Ghost Rider should be a Marvel Knights movie Luke Cage, but really I'd like to see Blade make a comeback under the Marvel Knights label hopefully we also get to see Frank Castle make a return to the screen along with DareDevil. The big budget PG movies Ironman, Hulk, Thor have been great but I'd like to see them step their game up with the Marvel Knights label.
SCOURGE - 6/30/2011, 6:26 AM
Spider-Woman, She-Hulk, Hellcat, Night Nurse
mstargel - 6/30/2011, 6:56 AM
My only thought is why keep them for the DVDs? This seems like the perfect marketing scheme to get people to the theater... Since Marvel and Disney are interwoven, use these to get people in to see Disney movies, do them as a 30 minute TV show, or as a preview/warmup to a Marvel feature film... I just think that people will buy the DVD for the movie, but if you use these as marketing tools and then once you have 2, 3, or 4 make them a DVD unto themselves, you get a far better return on your investment...

Still an awesome idea and I would love to see some of the less mainstream characters be brought into the mainstream.
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