‘Iron Man 3′ Blu-ray To Include Agent Carter Short Film

Published 2 years ago by , Updated July 17th, 2013 at 11:57 pm,

Of the Phase One Marvel Studios films leading up to The Avengers, two of them ended with the protagonist separated from their love interest. Chris Hemsworth’s Thor finds himself separated by realms with Natalie Portman’s Jane Foster, and in Captain America: The First Avenger, Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers finds himself separated by time from his true love, British military agent Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell).

After playing coy for a few months, even denying the possibility, it was eventually confirmed that Hayley Atwell would return for Captain America: The Winder Soldier, potentially in flashbacks and as an aged character in the modern setting. To help bridge the gap and perhaps explain the origins behind Peggy’ niece and current S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Sharon Carter (Emily VanCamp), Marvel Studios is releasing a short film starring Agent Carter.

We don’t know if that means it’s focusing on Peggy or both Peggy and Sharon, but Atwell, speaking to The Age in April, confirmed at the time that she was not only returning for The Winter Soldier but had shot a little something extra, a short film that would debut Comic-Con:

“There’s been an online campaign for Peggy to be featured. People really liked her. So Marvel have made sure that as part of Comic-Con there will be a little kind of snapshot as to what Peggy’s actually really capable of, which was finished here and which was great fun. Hopefully, it will lead to other things.”

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Atwell also told The Big Issue:

“Fans of the first film really wanted to find out what happened to Peggy afterwards, so Marvel are also making a short film, which is basically ‘What Peggy Did Next’, which will be shown at Comic-Con [the annual international pop culture convention held in San Diego] and be on the DVD extras of the second film.

So as well as doing a bit in the new film, I’ve got a whole new spin-off short film. It has been great to be back in training with the stunt coordinators, kicking some butt again.”

That very same short that will potentially premiere in a few weeks in San Diego seems to be the same bonus content coming with the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray home video release. Disney has yet to unveil the official specs for the North American home video release, rumored for August 27th, but the UK version coming September 9th has a date and leaked details that coincide with rumored details for the U.S./Canada release, which list a Marvel Short film about “Agent Carter.”

Every Marvel Studios home video release after Iron Man 2 has, as Marvel Studios co-president Louis D’Esposito told us last year, used exclusive content to promote home video sales. It’s something they’ve found in their research is more valuable to consumers than the standard extra features. At the time of The Avengers hitting home video, D’Esposito told us they had at least two more shorts planned out and we now know that one of them is another installment in the Marvel One-Shot series all about Agent Carter, which we can safely assume is the very same short Atwell referred to above.

Iron Man 3 Blu-ray special features:

  • Marvel Short Film: Agent Carter
  • Iron Man 3 Without Mask
  • Analyze the scene: The Attack on Air Force One
  • Deleted and extended scenes 
  • An exclusive behind the scenes look at Thor: The Dark World

On the one hand, it’s ironic that Iron Man 3, a film which completely dropped any connections to S.H.I.E.L.D. includes a One-Shot which may be all about the secretive organization. On the other hand, it makes sense to add a lead-in to Captain America 2 since that’s where moviegoers will learn why S.H.I.E.L.D. was absent in the first place.

Are you going to pick up Iron Man 3 on home video?


Iron Man 3 is currently in theaters, Thor: The Dark World on November 8, 2013, Captain America: The Winter Soldier on April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014The Avengers 2 on May 1, 2015, Ant-Man on November 6, 2015, and unannounced films for May 6 2016, July 8 2016 and May 5 2017.

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  1. any real post credit scenes in this blue ray?…if no then this movie can kick rocks

    • Am I the only one that gets a little annoyed when I see someone type “blue ray?” lol

      • I get annoyed too

        • Blew Ray? Sounds like a porno lol

          • In the words of Tobias Funke “I’ve blued myself again”

  2. I wanna see the Thor 2 BTS sneak peek.

  3. I like that steelbook case, is that only for the UK??

  4. Wish the special features were included in the regular DVDs, instead of just the Blu-Ray, for those of us who don’t own a Blu-Ray player. Why should we be penalized for only owning a regular DVD player? We the fans would be willing to spend the $$$ for the regular DVD with special features.

    • Because the industry wants you to buy a Blu Ray player so you can buy Blu rays discs.

      • Most decent blu rays come with DVDs and digital copies now anyway, just buy a ps3 or blu ray player, they are cheap as chips!

        • Exactly!

  5. They should have included this short into the iron man 3 film…. and how can all of shield disappear
    all of a sudden on queue and conviniently leave tony stark all alone because of shane blacks and drew
    Pearces lame standalone ideas……

    • exactly

    • Maybe SHIELD was busy dealing with other events that could be happening in Thor 2 or Captain America 2?
      It could be like what they did in Phase 1 and have all the films occurring at the same time?

      • Exactly.
        From the set photos of Cap2, I think it’s pretty obvious there’s some heavy stuff doing down with SHIELD.

        Seeing as SHIELD agents were attacking Nick Fury and Cap was facing off against a SHIELD hellecarier in the concept art, my guess is Redford plays a character who’s a double agent and causes the downfall of SHIELD, causing Fury to go into hiding – kinda taking some inspiration from Secret Invasion maybe? (without the invading Skrulls of course)

    • Nick Fury: I’m not currently tracking (the Avengers’) whereabouts. I say they’ve earned a leave of absence.
      No evaluating Tony for the Avengers Initiative. (IM2)
      No debrief after being kidnapped by the Ten Rings. (IM)
      No SHIELD in IM3.

      • Killian and co attacked Air Force One and kidnapped the President, if that doesn’t get SHIELD’s attention what will?

        Watching that trailer again made remember how excited I was before seeing IM3… *sigh*

        Even though I found IM3 rather disappointing I will still buy the Blu-ray because I love special features and I’ll need IM3 for my Marvel movie collection. Maybe I’ll like the movie more the second time round.

        • I gotta admit I gave it another chance and it was alot better the 2nd time. Maybe because my hopes werent up as before or maybe it just didnt feel as drawn out, but you def pick up on alot more the 2nd time around and its alot better.

        • Well aliens nearly leveled New York and Rhodey couldn’t show up. The President’s kidnap took hours at the most. Probably SHIELD couldn’t get there in time or had other matters on their hands. They don;t answer to the US government.

  6. Well the Industry/studios have been pushing the Blu Ray format on the DVD buying demographic ever since BR beat out Toshiba’s HD technology.

    I don’t mind since the quality of BR is so much better when you watch a flick. Not just picture but sound as well.

    Although I don’t think it’s fair when the studios ONLY give you all the EXTRAS on Blu ray but not on DVD. So, the buyer has to make a choice.

    This IM3 package looks better than the movie. Too bad it doesn’t include a ticket to redeem the pain I experienced when I watched it in the theater.

  7. I wish Marvel would concentrate soley on the release in question and provide better special features that provide more in depth information specifically about the film in question. All this marketing of other films and features that have nothing to do with the actual blu-ray I am buying is getting tedious. When I buy Iron Man 3 on blu ray I want features only on Iron Man 3 please and if they could be of a better quality that recent Avengers features that would be great. I’m very disapointed in you Marvel.

    • Hear hear!

  8. I’m starting to sound like a broken record, but I really hope they have some decent special features on this. The steel-case looks awesome (definitely getting that version), but for me it’s about the extras!
    The Avengers, Cap:TFA, and THOR all had pretty underwhelming behind the scenes stuff, and the international version of the Avengers BD was especially terrible.

    The first two Iron Man movies were jam-packed with making of docs and loads of deleted scenes, and I loved that SHIELD database in the second one. Enough to keep you busy for hours – I want more of that.

    It’s really baffling… they know there’s a lot of interest from fans. They know people will want to see what happens “behind the curtains” and Blu-Ray can accommodate that (over 50GB of disc space).

    Why so lazy Marvel? Why not do a bit more effort for your fans?

    • Exactly… When you think of the effort made for the Dark Knight trilogy extras, and Watchmen too DC are so far ahead of the game in terms of keeping their fans happy than Marvel. Ideally I would like service of a quality given by the Prometheus release with over six hours of extras and a presentation that showed how much they cared about the viewer. It smacks of complacency to me that they think providing the minimum effort will do whilst continually promising so much with their blanket marketing of all things Marvel.

    • i would like to see more gag reels too just to see our stars making mistakes and being silly while working, some funny stuff.
      I liked The Avengers gag reel, but the Star Trek one is my favourite.

  9. Looking forward to it.

  10. Actually I think 3 of them ended with the hero separated form his loved one. Thor in Asgard, Cap in the present, and Banner isolated.

  11. I don’t know if I’ll get this on Blu Ray… I was a little disappointed with the film when I saw it. Maybe I’ll rent it and then make a decision after viewing number two.