No Marvel One-Shot Coming With ‘Captain America 2′ Home Video Release

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Captain America 2 Blu Ray Info No Marvel One Shot Coming With Captain America 2 Home Video Release

After Iron Man 1 & 2, when Marvel Studios began introducing other title heroes to the big screen and Marvel Cinematic Universe, every home video release came with a little something extra – original content in the form of shorts. These shorts are officially dubbed Marvel One-Shots and in the first time since being introduced three years ago, a home video release from Marvel Studios will not include one.

This morning Disney and Marvel outlined the home video release plans and features for Captain America: The Winter Soldier. The film is available for pre-order starting today and will release early on Digital 3D and HD August 19, 2014. It will hit with 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray, DVD and On-Demand releases on September 9, 2014, just a few weeks after Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy opens in theaters around the world.

The one missing specification on the official details (below) however, is that the  “and more” does not include a Marvel One-Shot…

Directed by Anthony and Joe Russo from a screenplay by Christopher Markus & Stephen McFeely and starring Chris Evans as Captain America, Scarlett Johansson as Black Widow, Sebastian Stan as The Winter Soldier, Anthony Mackie as The Falcon, with Robert Redford as Alexander Pierce and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury, “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” arrives on 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack and Digital HD armed with explosively entertaining bonus features, including Making-of Featurettes, Audio Commentary, Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes, Bloopers and more.

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Digital 3D, HD, & SD*, 3D Blu-ray Combo Pack, Blu-ray bonus materials include:

  • Making-of Featurettes
  • Audio Commentary
  • Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes
  • Bloopers
  • And More…

*Digital bonus offerings will vary per retailer
1-Disc DVD bonus materials include:

  • Making-of Featurette
  • Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scene

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EW first confirmed that despite there clearly being hints of extra content on the Blu-ray and Digital releases for additional bonus content – like there was with Thor: The Dark World which ended up featuring a One-Shot titled All Hail The King starring Ben Kingsley – there is no Marvel One-Shot coming with Cap’s second home video effort for the studio.

The news is strange considering that Marvel co-president Louis D’Esposito, director of the Item 47 and Agent Carter One-Shots, told me more than once in interviews that the plan was to keep pumping out these shorts for all of their home video releases, that their research showed that original content added more appeal and hence, greater sales.

He even mentioned that he had and Marvel’s creative committee had  ideas for half a dozen more, two of which were already in planning. The first of those at the time ended up being All Hail The King, written and directed by Iron Man 3 co-writer Drew Pearce who we interviewed about the release. The One-Shots so far have been successful, first helping the character of Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) become a more important character in the franchise, leading to his own TV show on ABC. The last release, featuring Ben Kingsley, helped tease a potential future for further Iron Man stories down the road, and before that, Agent Carter (starring Hayley Atwell) launched an upcoming series on ABC as well.

Marvel One Shot All Hail The King No Marvel One Shot Coming With Captain America 2 Home Video Release

So, these shorts are successful, they generate buzz, and according to Marvel’s execs, they help boost home video sales. Why skip out this time if we know they have ideas? It’s either there wasn’t enough time to get one ready for the quick turnaround of Captain America: The Winter Soldier’s home video release, with all hands on deck for The Avengers: Age of Ultron which is deep into principal photography already, or something else.

We doubt Marvel’s putting an end to these shorts, given the potential of them helping introduce other important characters, plot lines, and adding value to other media releases. Is it possible that the next One-Shot could be saved to play alongside Guardians of the Galaxy when it hits theaters in August, the way Pixar does with shorts playing before the full-length feature? If you go back a few years, there were rumors and talk of Marvel possibly trying it out, and if any movie could use a boost in marketing appeal it would be the obscure property known as Guardians of the Galaxy, especially with it releasing in the traditionally lest lucrative box office month of August.

It could also be as simple as Marvel not having a short that fit with their current plans or making sure they one ready for the next home video release.


More: Drew Pearce Talks ‘All Hail The King’


Guardians of the Galaxy opens August 1, 2014, The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015, Ant-Man on July 17, 2015, Captain America 3 on May 6 2016, and unannounced films for July 8 2016 and May 5 2017.

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  1. And thus, a single tear sheds from my eye. However, I am excited for the commentary.

  2. Do we have a release day?

    • September 9th for disc versions, late August for digital download. I’d like to say August 20th.

    • Yeap, 100% in the post :)

  3. That’s a shocker! (Well, not THAT disappointing anyway)

    I was actually waiting for any rumor/confirmation of their next One-Shot, oh well. I think Marvel could’ve gone with Crossbone’s (as Drew Pearce once said), or even better, a short solo journey of Bucky or Falcon or Agent 13.

    • I want to see Agent 13 tracking down Crossbone. Only to get there too late cause Punisher got there first.

  4. I had really REALLY hoped to get a HawkGuy short. Just Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye, hanging out with Pizza Dog and maybe fighting some track suit vamps. Then at the end Stark shows up and tells him about Avengers Tower etc. It would have been the perfect way to give an explanation as to where he was during Cap2 (off active duty following being brainwashed in Avengers? Overseas?). It would cost practically nothing and take a day to shoot.

    Makes me a sad panda!

  5. How about these ideas for shorts:
    1. Where was War Machine during IM3 ?
    2. What happened to the creature in London that got left behind in Thor 2 ?
    3. Any more Chitauri weapons around ?
    4. Where was Hawkeye during Cap 2 ?
    5. Did Zola survive on a USB somehow? Can we see Zola during the 70s ?

    Those are just a few that could have been included on this. Come on Marvel, why so cheap? Also, where is the Blu-Ray + Digital Download version? I don’t need 3D !!!

    • “Where was War Machine during IM3?”

      He was wearing the Iron Patriot armour for most of it and then helping Tony recover the Iron Patriot armour when it was taken and used to trap the US President inside while attached to a bomb. You never noticed Don Cheadle at all in that film?

    • War Machine was there … as Iron Patriot.

    • 1. Look up Iron Man 3 Prelude Comic.

    • That would be, where was War Machine during The Avengers ? For those of us who want the one shots. They’re good mini movies.

    • That would be, where was War Machine in The Avengers ? Not even a cameo? No phone call? World Council could have him be the pilot to take out the Chitauri. For those of us who want the one shots. They’re good mini movies.

    • That would be, where was he in The Avengers ? Not even a cameo? No phone call? World Council could have him be the pilot to take out the Chitauri. For those of us who want the one shots. They’re good mini movies.

    • The Chitari weapon situation was address in the One-Shot Item 47.

  6. 137 days after theater release. Does anyone else think this is too soon?

    • Once upon a time maybe, but in a world where 4 Marvel-branded films hit theaters in three months, it’s gotta be quick.

    • It’s weird people are sort of asking if it’s too soon after cinema release. I honestly thought all US DVD releases happened this soon after cinema release. It has for many other films at least. I remember seeing the US version of a couple of films over the years already available to buy online before the films had even had their UK premiere at the cinema.

  7. Ideas for the one shot:
    Black Widow’s past
    Hawkeye’s past

    • Johansson has confirmed that Black Widows past is a big part of Age Of Ultron. You’ll get your wish then.

  8. This really and truly sucks massively. Its always been the deciding factor in purchasing previous marvel blu ray releases.

  9. I wonder if the “and more” might be previews of Season 2 of Agents of Shield or Agent Carter. AoS Season 2 should be kicking off sometime in late September so the timing might be right. Since both are now series, they technically could get by not calling these “one shots.”

  10. I think you guys hit it on the head too quick a turn around to being on dvd.They should have paired it with Guardians as a double feature in November and released it for Christmas with a one shot.
    There are a ton of ideas for a one shot to name a few :

    how did the Tesseract end up on Earth in the first place ?

    Where did they get the super-soldier serum for the Hulk and the Abomination ?

    How come SHIELD was unable to make ray-un weapons ?
    ,they had the Tesseract, Zola and the Nazi ones recovered in WW 2

    Is Sitwell really dead?

    After Hail to the King shouldn’t we get meet the King?

    Has the Abomination continued to evolve ?

    • - how did the Tesseract end up on Earth in the first place ?

      It’s hinted in the beginning of Captain America: The First Avenger, the scene where Johann Schmidt invading Tonsberg, Norway in 1942 that Odin put/hid the tesseract on earth. The real question is why Odin put/hid the tesseract on earth?

      - Where did they get the super-soldier serum for the Hulk and the Abomination ?

      Banner was attempting to RECREATE super soldier serum when he got exposed to gamma-ray radiation that turn him into Hulk. The Abomination came from super soldier serum made from analyzing Banner’s blood during The Incredible Hulk.

      - How come SHIELD was unable to make ray-un weapons ?
      they had the Tesseract, Zola and the Nazi ones recovered in WW 2

      They did, it’s something called “phase 2″ weapon thingy on The Avengers.

      - Is Sitwell really dead?

      He’s dead until it’s proven otherwise.

      - After Hail to the King shouldn’t we get meet the King?

      the title is “All Hail The King”. And you’re asking a correct question…

      - Has the Abomination continued to evolve ?

      no idea, since he’s imprisoned in Alaska or somewhere north under SHIELD custody and since SHIELD is pretty much nonexistent after CA:TWS and Agents of SHIELD season 1 finale, someone should address this…

      Half of your questions have been addressed/mentioned in Phase 1 movies if you really paying attention to the movies…

  11. I think its BS that if you buy the #D Blu-ray combo you get MORE features! WTF Marvel? getting a little greedy? I DONT NEED A GARBAGE 3D Blu-Ray, for an extra $15… I was pissed that they stopped the Blu-Ray DVD combo packs because my kids don’t have BR players in their rooms and they like to watch the Marvel movies!!

    So this is now MARVELS “THING” because every other movie still releases with the dvd/Blu-ray combo packs Marvel.. Well I was gonna say starting to get greedy but they started that with ONLY releasing the One Shots on Blu-ray OR all the extras were on the BR versions, THE ONLY reason I got a BR player was for the Avengers BR extras! Im not wasting money on a GD 3D TV so these greedy a-holes can make more money off of me!! F**K YOU MARVEL! and I was a huge fan but you are quickly killing that.

    • you seriously need to chill. you dont have to buy a 3Dtv. it is a 3D bluray +bluray disc. will work with your non 3D bluray and non 3D TV.

      • Do you not get that people don’t want to pay more for a disk they won’t use……….?

  12. I will be first in line to purchase this flick on DVD!

    • well than you have better have gotten in line 4 days ago because I have been waiting in line for 3 days already

  13. I keep wanting a great new “ONE Shot”, and I keep reminding myself that none exist so far. More than that though, I think each has ironically served to do the opposite of their intention: they have damaged the quality of the work they are derivative of, reduspced the complexity of the stories they connect to, and squandered the opportunity to be a thrilling bonus. After learning that Kingsley was not really the mandarin, and that he would be in a one shot, the obvious expectation in my mind was that we would get to see the the REAL warlord that we expected in IM3. Instead, they doubled down on the arguably misguided choice to make Kingsley a bumbling, comedic knockoff of the villain he might have so aptly portrayed. They gave us more comedy knock off, when that was the primary letdown of the film! Kingsley was amusing in IM3, but vastly more interesting BEFORE they turned his character into a joke. I wanted to see him play the real villain, in the short at least, if not the film as well, but instead they sold out their own material and had him quoting himself for laughs. Those lines were meant to be chilling, not parodied by the same studio, writers and actor that had just delivered them on the very same disc. Way to undermine quality and waste a great opportunity to lessen the sting of Kingsley’s let-down role.

    And agent Carter? Please. I get it already, she’s a woman in a man’s world who is more manly than the men who are all chauvinists anyway. How original! Why the heck does this character, short, or eventual series exist? Atwell can play a character who is not an embarrassing cliche. Anybody see Pillars of the Earth? Oh well. The shorts are a great idea, and also an embarrassment and utter artistic failure, in my personal opinion of course…

    • I think (and hope) that Agent Carter is going to be about her role and involvement in founding SHIELD with Colonel Phillip and Howard Stark.

      We know Col. Phillip is old, so maybe he’s in charge for training new recruits and possibly the first SHIELD director, and Stark is, well, you know Stark, so he’s in charge for tech development and SHIELD’s sugar daddy. Thus Peggy Carter who is young and combat ready, will have to all the “field work”.

      If the upcoming series is about, to put it in with your word “a woman in a man’s world who is more manly than the men who are all chauvinists anyway”, then the title would be “Miss Carter” rather than “Agent Carter”.

      • Awesome. Now if it lets me down as much as the short did I will totally refer to it as “Miss Carter.” Hope you are right and they do something cool with it, but I would be surprised if they did. Oh well. Good of you to respond without being obnoxious, btw. What a rare species you are!

  14. Another 3D Bluray + Bluray + Digital, frankly that’s the reason I didn’t buy thor: dark world. I want a REGULAR Bluray + DVD or Bluray + DVD + Digital copy, if it doesn’t come with the DVD and blueray I’m not interested.

    • I’m right there with you. I was ready to buy Thor on day one. Couldn’t find the Bluray + DVD pack I wanted. Waited a while, and ended up losing interest. I’ll have to see it again on Netflix or wait til it hits the $5 dollar bin at Walmart. And it looks like i can just repeat that for Captain America. Maybe I’ll put that money toward Spider-Man 2.

    • Pretty sure all the 3D packs have regular Blu-ray versions in them as well, as I have 3D everything, and sometimes we opt to watch it in 2d.

  15. I’m surprised that these One-Shots, don’t introduce other Marvel characters like ‘Black Panter, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, or even Ant-man ( if finding a director for a full movie is such a “high risk” right now ). These One-Shots are cheaper to make than bringing it to the theaters, plus like Rob Keyes mentioned ” they generate buzz, “. So I ask, “why not generate MORE buzz about She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, which already both have great sales in the comics right now?”. Marvel’s sales sometimes misses the mark, in my opinion.

    • it’s a business thing – you’re not going to cast a major future role for a short – while still figuring out the future of that role and where the character’s story will be going – not to mention the schedule of the actor once they feel they have someone they like

      they’re not just making independent short films – they’re adding to the MCU tapestry and to do it right – takes time and more importantly – the casting for major actors is a long process – ie. contracts – money – how many projects will they be part of, etc
      agents negotiating for future deals and a bunch of other stuff that the general public really doesn’t care about – ie. business

      and more importantly – they’re meant to be an “extra” not a necessity – and right now with all the new tv shows in the works they smartly figured – why? we’ve got tons of scripts and new projects being developed – we can skip a One-shot this time around.
      focus on the big picture – like the comic books – Marvel one-shots come and go depending what’s on the main burner.

      • There is some merit to using the One-Shots to expand fully on other unexplored characters. There’s way too much ground to cover. I can see how you want to avoid doing low quality and maybe bad representations but simple and well-casted shorts can expand Marvel’s universe. Or, they can make everyone wait until 2026.

        To fully satisfy the audiences desire, they can do something along the lines of the original Mortal Kombat short that was directed by Kevin Tancharoen. While not a perfect product, it did ignite peoples excitement and made them want more. This is not beyond Marvel’s capability, it’s just something that could augment what they are doing now with the added content on the DVD’s and Netflix’s upcoming host of series. You don’t realize the Netflix show’s will inevitably be used to do this. Why not tryout actors for roles in the One-Shots? This is what Agents of SHIELD would be doing if any of the characters caught on. Portrayed on a small scale and if effective used to build further on Marvel’s framework, and if popular pushed up the ladder of Disney’s multimedia franchise.

  16. Shut up and take my money !