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Agent Coulson leads gap of Marvel's One-Shot: The Consultant.

By Jarrod Sarafin     August 03, 2011
Source: Marvel Studios

The cast of the AVENGERS Assembled: Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Clark Gregg (S.H.I.E.L.D. agent Coulson), Scarlet Johansson (Black Widow), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Chris Evans (Captain America), Samuel L. Jackson (S.H.I.E.L.D. directory Nick Fury), Jerem
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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.



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lusiphur 8/3/2011 6:43:53 AM

 OK.  That's cool.  I've wondered if Ross accepted Stark's offer after the after credit scene finished.

Wyldstaar 8/3/2011 7:08:03 AM

I suspect that William Hurt's General Ross is a mean drunk, so I doubt he would have accepted help from anyone, much less Tony Stark.  Besides, The Avengers doesn't need Ross as a character.  He would only get in the way of an already packed roster of characters.

monkeyfoot 8/3/2011 8:16:35 AM

I like the Coulson character but I keep wondering why they didn't use the already established Marvel character of Jasper Sitwell instead in the movies. He was a SHIELD agent who pretty much had the same personality and purpose in the comics. The Coulson character should be called Sitwell.

lusiphur 8/3/2011 9:01:06 AM

 @monkeyfoot - Maybe that name didn't sit well with someone at the studio.  Heheh ... see what I did there.  I broke the ... oh nevermind.

kinetoscope 8/3/2011 9:01:54 AM

As a fan, I appreciate all the work that they are doing to make these movies entertaining and interesting. More story, I drink it up. Give me all the add on short films you can. I hope when DC gets around to doing their thing, they understand working together and explaining how it all works together.

aegrant 8/3/2011 9:32:46 AM

Damn Marvel really has their s#it together when it comes to tying these movies together. Take note DC, this is how it is done, son!

ElBaz13 8/3/2011 10:37:35 AM


Totally agree with you. Marvel has a catalogue of 5000 characters and many SHIELD agents in their history. The least they could have done is at least name him after a character. Even Clay Quartermain (who was tied to the Hulk series too). I think the success of the Coulson character was accidental. He was such a likeable character in Iron Man and was only supposed to have a bit part. Now he's one of the Avengers posters.

At least they didn't call him Mouse.

Darkknight2280 8/3/2011 10:46:22 AM

I dont see any problem with them doing their own things for the movies. I mean they have said this is a different universe than the comics. Most people still dont understand that. Its not a huge character so they prolly felt they could do something new. Harley quinn wasnt in the comics originally and now she is thanks to her being created for Batman the animated series. Maybe Coulson will do the same thing eventually! :)

momitchell7 8/3/2011 11:07:07 AM

Was anyone else surprised that Coulson didn't have an appearance in Captain America? Unless he was one of the guys in Antarctica at the beginning...

Duckbeaver 8/3/2011 11:30:27 AM

I like the Coulson character and I think it's cool that they're taking the "one-shot comic" idea and making a Marvel Cinematic Universe version of it to tie these films together even more and establish the recruitment timeline of the Avengers.  Best of all, I don't have to pay extra to see it since it will already be on the Thor DVD!

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