So what exactly happened with Clark Gregg's S.H.I.E.L.D. character, Agent Coulson, between Iron Man 2 and Robert Downey Jr.'s appearance in The Incredible Hulk? Well, Marvel fans are about to find out in an upcoming short film called Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant. You can check out a clip of the short down below and expect to see the full video attached to the home release of Thor.
Gregg's character is also expected to have another short called Marvel One-Shot: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer, which will bridge the gap Iron Man 2 and Thor as well. Marvel Studios hasn't revealed the release date for that short but it could be attached to the eventual home release of Captain America: The First Avenger. We shall see though..
“They were directed by the great Leythum," says co-producer Brad Winderbaum, "whose initial pitch was very inspiring and immediately made us confident in his vision... We were also fortunate to have the films scored by the world renowned DJ Paul Oakenfold. And both shorts were written by the awesome Eric Pearson, who did a great job capturing the wit and humor we enjoy from Coulson in the features.”
“I was in the process of getting myself in fighting shape for 'The Avengers,'" adds Gregg, "so to find Agent Coulson in a situation where he might be involved in close quarters combat was exciting to me. [Coulson finds himself in a situation] where there is an imminent threat and no super heroes around... In one of them there’s a daily crisis [in which] a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent deals with the World Security Council and one of our super heroes. To explore some of that stuff that connects the various movies I found very exciting as a fanboy at heart.”
Thor arrives on DVD, Blu-Ray and 3D Blu-Ray September 13th.