When Marvel Studios and Disney announced the release date for Iron Man 3 on home video and listed its special features there was a noticeable absence in it not listing any original content, specifically a Marvel One-Shot short film. The studio did however, tease that it would feature “more” and rumors and reports indicated that Hayley Atwell had shot a short titled Agent Carter and that it would be attached to Iron Man 3 and appearing at Comic-Con.

We had been told by Louis D’Esposito (Director, Marvel Co-President) back when he directed the Item 47 for The Avengers on home video that he and Marvel were already working on at least two more shorts and star Atwell teased many months ago that she shot something for Marvel for Comic-Con. It’s here now and it is officially coming with Iron Man 3 on Blu-ray.

EW released official artwork and stills for Agent Carter leading up to its Comic-Con debut:

The short follows Atwell’s British agent Peggy Carter still serving the SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve) after the events of Steve Rogers took an ocean dive at the end of Captain America: The First Avenger. Dominic Cooper returns as Tony Stark’s dad and the short serves as a bridge story between Iron Man 3 and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, so the timing couldn’t be better. Director Louis D’Esposito talks about the speedy production of Agent Carter:

“First of all it’s a period piece. You have three fight scenes as opposed to Item 47, where we just had basically one action scene. We had five days – one more day than we did on Item 47 but I think it’s double in size. And also the visual style of it, that requires time. So there was pressure on us. I have people looking over my shoulder, looking at the watch saying, ‘Come on, you’re costing us a lot of money!'”

And on what the short is about:

“It’s a year since Cap plunged into the ocean. And in our mind, we said there’s a few SSR offices. If you want to relate it to now, it’s like the OSS, the precursor to the CIA. The SSR is the precursor to S.H.I.E.L.D. There’s some satellite offices in New York and right now their primary concern is getting Zodiac.”

The mysterious Zodiac is something bad, something the villains are protecting. There will be a few other surprise cameos as well and D’Esposito hinted that they are considering including superheroes in future Marvel One-Shots.

Below is the updated official feature list for the various home video editors of Iron Man 3:

PACKAGING & BONUS FEATURES:

3-Disc 3D Super Set (Blu-ray 3D+Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Copy+Music Download)

Bonus Includes:

  • Marvel One Shot: Agent Carter
  • Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Look Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World”
  • Marvel’s Iron Man 3 Unmasked
  • Deconstructing The Scene: Attack On Air Force One
  • Gag Reel
  • Deleted/Extended Scenes
  • Audio Commentary With Drew Pearce & Shane Black
  • And more!

2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack with Digital Copy (Blu-ray+DVD+Digital Copy)

Bonus Includes:

  • Same as the 3-Disc 3D Blu-ray Super Set above

2-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack (Blu-ray+DVD)

Bonus Includes:

  • Same as the 3-Disc 3D Blu-ray Super Set above

1-Disc DVD + Digital Copy

Bonus Includes:

  • Deconstructing The Scene: Attack On Air Force One
  • Exclusive Behind-The-Scenes Look Marvel’s “Thor: The Dark World”

 

High-Definition & Standard Definition Digital

  • Bonus offerings vary per select digital retailers

DISC SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Street Date: September 24, 2013 (Direct Prebook: 7/30; Distrib. Prebook: 8/13)
  • Digital & On-Demand = please check with your television provider or favorite digital retailer for pricing
  • Feature Run Time: 130 Minutes
  • Ratings: U.S.: PG-13 For Sequences Of Intense Sci-Fi Action and Violence Throughout, and Brief Suggestive Content (bonus features not rated)
  • Aspect Ratio: Blu-ray & DVD = 2.40:1
  • Audio: Blu-ray 3D & Blu-ray 2D = English 7.1 DTS-HDMA, French-Canadian 7.1 DTS-HDHR, Latin Spanish 5.1 Dolby Digital, English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital
  • DVD = English/Latin Spanish/French Canadian 5.1 Dolby, English DVS 2.0 Dolby Digital
  • Languages/Subtitles:      English, French & Spanish

Here’s the official Iron Man 3 synopsis for the few who didn’t see the fourth highest grossing film of all-time in theaters:

Marvel Studios’ “Iron Man 3” pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: Does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?

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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Sources: EW, Disney