According to Entertainment Weekly on Friday, there is not so great news for the “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” Blu-ray home release. Marvel Studios will not including the “Marvel One-Shot” film short this time around and a hold has been put on doing so for now. So chances are the next time Marvel comic book fans will be able to see such a feature again is when “Guardians of the Galaxy” makes its debut on Blu-ray.
This is quite shocking as the “Marvel One-Shots” have become a hit and not only that, but was an inspiration to two ABC TV series. One was the “Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter” which took place in a post-World War II era situation where Agent Carter, played by Hayley Atwell, is trying to make it as a spy in the male dominated pre-S.H.I.E.L.D. organization.
ABC’s “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” was inspired by the “Marvel One-Shot: Item 47” which entailed agents tracking down a couple who happened to acquire alien technology. It was a weapon that could do some serious damage as the couple had used it in a bank job, but was originally found by them after the Avengers had tussled with the aliens during the Battle of New York.
Also, the “Marvel One-Shot” was responsible for bringing back Agent Coulson for “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” which has now become a popular series that was even further fueled by tying itself into “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” Following that, “All Hail the King” made it’s debut in the Blu-ray release of “Thor: The Dark World” where the Mandarin, played by Ben Kingsley, makes his return behind bars in an interview with a reporter. It’s also notable that the events from that film may tie into “Iron Man 4.”
Kingsley was perhaps the biggest star to make his way into a “Marvel One-Shot” and there’s no telling now currently who will be next. It was also previously stated by Marvel Studio executives that the film shorts may be halted due to not having any strong story ideas for the moment or that their focus may shift towards the Marvel Cinematic Universe instead.