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

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!

By DCMarvelFreshman - Jun 29, 2011 09:06 PM EST
Filed Under: Avengers
Source: Film School Rejects

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
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
luffycapri - 6/29/2011, 10:10 PM
Luke Cage
SageMode
SageMode - 6/29/2011, 10:51 PM
GiganteRed
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
warlock - 6/29/2011, 11:04 PM
Would love to see, a doc strange, moonknight, ironfist short.
warlock
warlock - 6/29/2011, 11:05 PM
luke cage is in that list along with black panther.
ShadesAtKnight
ShadesAtKnight - 6/29/2011, 11:12 PM
Awesome :)
Priest
Priest - 6/29/2011, 11:22 PM
This is a brilliant. No wonder Marvel is called "The House of Ideas".
MaddMonkk
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
KilledHal9000 - 6/29/2011, 11:45 PM
whoa this is cool.
Superman75
Superman75 - 6/29/2011, 11:49 PM
Go see Transformers it was awesome. Shia was amazing. He should get nominated:)
HULK2099
HULK2099 - 6/29/2011, 11:52 PM
I just came ^_^
Oxion
Oxion - 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
PoPcornDude - 6/30/2011, 12:22 AM
Spider-Woman please !!!
Scarlet Witch
Cloak & Dagger
and maybe Namor
=)
luckylu
luckylu - 6/30/2011, 12:29 AM
sounds like a pretty cool idea. might get me to actually buy dvds instead of downloading.
NightBoyWonder
NightBoyWonder - 6/30/2011, 12:30 AM
Damn, Marvel makes the right moves!
spiderneil
spiderneil - 6/30/2011, 12:59 AM
DC, watch and learn.
JoshJones
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
Ceejay - 6/30/2011, 1:13 AM
This is a stroke of genius, shame DC lack vision!
Tin
Tin - 6/30/2011, 2:17 AM
Yes! I want to write and direct one
redlion
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
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
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
thunderforce - 6/30/2011, 3:51 AM
Awesome .
GUNSMITH
GUNSMITH - 6/30/2011, 3:57 AM
COULSON...THE WINDOW MAN FOR MARVEL


"SON OF COLE"
marvel72
marvel72 - 6/30/2011, 4:04 AM
this a great idea doing origins this way.
GUNSMITH
GUNSMITH - 6/30/2011, 4:11 AM
I WOULD LIKE TO PETITION AGENT COULSON TO BE WRITTEN IN MARVEL MAINSTREAM COMIC BOOKS.
manthingnitsuj
manthingnitsuj - 6/30/2011, 4:12 AM
fantastic.
GUNSMITH
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
PirateOpossum - 6/30/2011, 4:48 AM
Ant-Man and Wasp?
marvel72
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
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!
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