Marvel Co-President Talks Future One-Shots And Reveals Scrapped Short Film Ideas

Wakanda, a young Nick Fury, Dum Dum Dugan and an orange were once integrated for a short film, according to Agent Carter director Louis D’Esposito; more from the Marvel co-president after the jump!

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 9/16/2013

When ScreenCrush talked with Louis D’Esposito, Marvel Studios' co-president and director of the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray one-shot, Agent Carter, the producer discusses future short films and even reveals ideas for shorts that have been developed, but presumably canned. "Yes, the ‘One Shot’ development process is a little different than the features, obviously," said D’Esposito after being asked if he's already plotted one-shots for the Thor and Captain America sequels. "With the features we set it, and everything is going towards that." But does he have the 2015 short planned? "We’ve developed a lot of shorts because Eric Pearson, the writer on all them, he was part of our writer’s program and now he’s a great friend of the family. We developed a lot of shorts with him over the years, so we have some crazy ideas that happen in Asgard, and some characters done in their youth. We were developing a story about young Nick Fury going with Dum Dum Dugan to Wakanda, and they’re sitting on a plane and Dum Dum is sitting next to Nick Fury eating an orange, and the orange squirts him in the eye, and maybe that’s the reason he has an eye patch. Maybe that’s the start. It really burns, so maybe he put some tape on it." Louis D’Esposito continued, " The story he doesn’t want to tell is that it happened because of Dum Dum’s orange (laughs). Obviously we shelved that." Regarding when he'll start shooting the short for Thor: The Dark World's eventual home release, the producer says, "Soon, we usually start the process six months before [the Blu-ray release]." D’Esposito also says that despite seeing these short films as audition pieces for the feature films, "I try not to think about that, but I’ve had so much fun doing these, Kevin [Feige] and I have certainly discussed the potential for doing that." For the full Q&A, head over to ScreenCrush. What do you think?

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DioFoRio - 9/16/2013, 6:48 PM
AHHH...Wakanda : (
marvel72 - 9/16/2013, 6:55 PM
agent carter is the best one shot so far.

as for nick fury losing an eye,i believe wolverine did it in the ultimate universe,i think it would be pretty cool if they said the black panther did it in the marvel cinematic universe.
JatevinM - 9/16/2013, 7:08 PM
I'd much rather see young Nick losing his eye in a bad ass fight scene.
dracula - 9/16/2013, 7:14 PM
winter soldier should cause him to loose his eye like in earths mightiest heroes
Do you all remember that rumor about Marvel Studios having 10 minute shorts in front of each of their films, that showcase different Marvel characters, so they can get exposure? I wonder if that rumor was true at one point?
AsianVersionOfET - 9/16/2013, 7:17 PM
I'm Happy!
MegatronLP9 - 9/16/2013, 7:17 PM
^ That was the best answer to why he lost his eye
MegatronLP9 - 9/16/2013, 7:18 PM
I meant to what Dracula said
TheRationalOne - 9/16/2013, 7:22 PM
YouHappy is shit.

You happy?

[frick]in troll.
BrotherStarkofMABMindz - 9/16/2013, 7:25 PM
Oranges are good as shit

You Happy

Fury and Dugan to Wakanda sounds bad ass though
NBAfanaddict - 9/16/2013, 7:26 PM


TheDARKestKNIGHT - 9/16/2013, 7:31 PM
At least Wakanda is on the table and being tossed around. Cmon marvel. Do it.
BANE5000 - 9/16/2013, 7:37 PM
I think the idea of Dum Dums orange hitting Fury's eye wouldve been a funny easter egg that something serious later on would happen to it, even have Dugan mention something like ' Dont worry Nick, its not like its the worst thing that could happen to ur eye " ...LoL
goldilocks - 9/16/2013, 7:46 PM
I rest my case. smh
sikwon - 9/16/2013, 7:52 PM
Black Panther is just a matter of time. And I think sooner rather then later. Marvel is going to make it up to the fan boys for IM3 (I liked most of that movie).
Ineedrevelation - 9/16/2013, 7:54 PM
Eat a dick

YouHappy?
RexDartEskimoSpy - 9/16/2013, 7:56 PM
Pulp can move, baby!

CaptainHulk3 - 9/16/2013, 7:57 PM
Wakanda........4 Life!
TheBlackNerd - 9/16/2013, 8:02 PM
What's so "bad ass" about a "flight" to Wakanda? It's not like they're going to give ole Panther any screen time soon...smh :(

And let me get this straight... a [frick]ing orange???!! GTFOH I'm not settling for that ish! I know he said "it's a start" so possibly that was a nod to the future eye injury he would encounter later. I could honestly care less how Fury got the patch just give us some build up to Black Panther please.

And before anyone says "It's coming!" I'll wait until marvel officially confirms it. Because of right now it's supposed to be "a hard film to pull off".
AstroZombie - 9/16/2013, 8:12 PM
Oranges are dangerous, just watch The Godfather.
WruceBayne - 9/16/2013, 8:18 PM
I think the reason why we haven't seen a Black Panther movie is because he's to similar to Batman visually. It sounds like BS but the politics on how comic book movies are made is the REAL BS.
dibbleNdabble - 9/16/2013, 8:22 PM
@WruceBayne Dare Devil is similar to Batman visually but that didn't stop him from getting a movie made.
JoeMomma29 - 9/16/2013, 8:34 PM
Dang where are all these trolls coming from? Do they not know that those positions have been filled by Trudy, Sage, and Hydra.
DurtyTalynt - 9/16/2013, 8:39 PM
@mexicansuperman

You beat me to it. I remember that rumour and was very excited about the posibility of short films played infront of marvel films to introduce new characters in he mcu. Really hope it happens in future films but im guessing they arent because they want to intruduce the shorts on dvd for sales. Also the nick fury eye thing sounds horrible. Its a damn shame we get a peggy carter short before black panther. How about the intro from the first Blade movie. What if that was a short film. How about a daredevil short. Keep opening this shit up marvel!
Indy - 9/16/2013, 8:45 PM
This guy sucks.
YouDontKnowMe - 9/16/2013, 9:04 PM
Wait so is there more one-shots than Carter and the Avengers one? I'm not aware of what's out there already as I'm still on dvd and get jibbed on special features now :(
phoenixforce9 - 9/16/2013, 9:20 PM
Agent Carter and all of the one-shots (except item 42) were really good. But Agent Carter was the best of the bunch. Also that ending on Agent Carter... well it brought more questions and i think will be important in the coming movies.

@YouDontKnowMe there's "The Consultant" and "On the Way to Thor's Hammer"
Tainted87 - 9/16/2013, 9:25 PM
I obviously haven't seen it yet, but wouldn't it be awesome if the Agent Carter one-shot was shown right before The Winter Soldier? Like the way Sin City began with "the Customer is Always Right"...

I guess the only danger would be that it might conflict tonally, which is really what any prologue sequence is meant to do - set the tone.
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I'd like to see a Wakanda one. And not INSIDE Wakanda, but a more plausible one, like a found footage movie. You've got a bunch of teenagers messing around, and they're "tracking" some native-looking guy or girl on the plains. Then they get caught in some trap, one of the teenagers gets badly injured, and when they get free, all but one decide to go back. The guy with the camera eventually finds Wakanda's walls, but gets knocked unconscious by the native we saw earlier. And then he smashes the camera.
CaptainComicBook - 9/16/2013, 9:35 PM
Wakanda? Yes please.
KarlRobinofEarth2 - 9/16/2013, 9:39 PM
@YouHappy everyone knows your a troll so go away. Also, you're tacked on tagline is terrible.
HulkbusterNYC - 9/16/2013, 9:58 PM
Damn Marvel you NEED to make a Black Panther movie ASAP!!
mrHJK - 9/16/2013, 10:14 PM
Should do one for damage control
TheManFromMars - 9/16/2013, 10:25 PM
I vote for @mrHJK's idea.
sinchsw - 9/16/2013, 10:36 PM
Introducing characters was absolutely one of their ideas to begin with, but one of the posts here in the last few months covered that with an interview by Kevin Feige. He said they didn't have enough time and money to put into the look and casting of a character for such a small project. It makes sense, but it is unfortunate.
DurtyTalynt - 9/16/2013, 11:05 PM
Sinchw

Ok thanks for the clarification. I can see why that would make sense.
breakUbatman - 9/17/2013, 12:55 AM
How's about we revisit General Ross, Blonsky or Sterns sometime?

I really liked the impression given of SHIELD in TIH and Iron Man and the implications of that Tony Stark scene. Too bad they took it in a different direction, it worked out well, but imagine if they'd continued with that.


Personally, I hate "A funny thing happened...". Give us a one shot that has absolutely nothing to do with SHIELD agents for once
MarvelSquadie - 9/17/2013, 1:04 AM
Lets have movies of... 1.Black Panther 2.Heroes for Hire 3.Marvel Knights 4.Venom 5.oh and i want a movie of Hawkeye and Black Widow, where she was that spy that Clint didn't kill, and the thing that happened in Budapest.
preacher - 9/17/2013, 5:37 AM
@Tainted-Great idea, using the found footage gimmick to introduce Wakanda! Not being sarcastic...I truly do think that would work well!It's a damned shame that Hollywood doesn't read these forums trying to mine for new ideas :(
6of13 - 9/17/2013, 6:07 AM
Wakanda already exists. So to speak. Pulling it off is not going to be as difficult as people might expect.





wookiefit76 - 9/17/2013, 6:21 AM
@ intruder - That comic book fans pic was great. Can't stop laughing just thinking about it.
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