New Marvel One-Shot Short Film Starring Agent Coulson

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Marvel One Shot Agent Coulson New Marvel One Shot Short Film Starring Agent Coulson

The next film in the Marvel Studios line-up is The Avengers. No more origin stories are standing in the way and the culmination of years of work by the studio to introduce, develop and connect their flagship superheroes is about to come to fruition. That’s not to say Marvel can’t go back in the timeline and bridge a few more gaps.

On the home video release of Thor came a special feature, a short film that tied Iron Man 2 and The Incredible Hulk together and exemplified Tony Stark’s (Robert Downey Jr.) role as “The Consultant” for The Avengers initiative. On the Blu-ray release of Captain America: The First Avenger which releases next week, there is another Marvel One-Shot, this one taking place right before the events of Thor.

The first short was called “The Consultant” and starred Agent Coulson with another unnamed SHIELD agent as they discuss having to use Tony Stark to sway General ‘Thunderbolt’ Ross into keeping The Abomination all to himself – their goal of course, is to recruit The Hulk into The Avengers instead.

This follow-up takes place during Iron Man 2 as Coulson makes his way to New Mexico where Thor’s hammer has fallen. It’s aptly titled “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to Thor’s Hammer” and gives Agent Coulson a little action for once. Check it out:

Those years of S.H.I.E.L.D. training really pay off as Coulson keeps his cool while he dispatches two armed opponents with nothing but convenience shop snacks, or is there more to Mr. Coulson than meets the eye? Who buys both chocolate and powdered donuts?

Find out net summer as Clark Gregg returns for The Avengers which also stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders, Tom Hiddleston and Stellan Skarsgard. It is of course written and directed by Joss Whedon, opening in theaters on May 4, 2012.

Joss Whedon and some of the cast came to New York Comic-Con this weekend and last week saw the release of the first trailer for The Avengers. Also, be sure to check out our description of The Avengers panel and footage from the con.

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  1. Okay, so Coulson is a secret badass. That’s cool and everything because Coulson’s awesome, but unlike “The Consultant” we didn’t learn anything in this one. It felt less like connective tissue to The Avengers and more like filler.

    • Why is it necessary for everything to tie in to a bigger story? Do you want to be stuffed full of capes and masks the whole time? So much for perspective. I thought it was funny. But I guess if someone’s not being blow to oblivion by a laser, it’s not worth our time.

  2. That was lots of fun.
    Next May, Coulson saves the world and TheAvengers take The Credit!

  3. did anybody pick up on that the gas he was buying was roxxon corp?

    • Magnolia,

      I caught that and had a good chuckle. That was a pretty tight short. Loved how he went from all Stay at Home Dad to the Transporter then back again.
      Pure fun! Keep em coming and I’ll keep making mine Marvel!

  4. Awesome.
    Honestly, I was hoping for more (I was actually hoping they’d introduce a new character or something… but that was probably a little naive).
    Other than that, it was great fun, and I loved the Roxxon easter-egg (combined with the Oracle reference from IM2, then I’m sure it it’ll involve Namor at some point in the future.)

    • Oh yeah, I forgot to add: AGENT COULSON KICKS ASS! 😀
      Can’t wait to see him in The Avengers!

      • Yeah, I know it’s a real company, but the reason they allowed the company’s name to be in the movie was (party) because it made for a nice reference to the comics’ stories about Roxxon and Namor.

        I.e. even though it was the real company’s name in the movie, Marvel wanted the fans to think it was the company from the comics.

        I believe Favrou mentioned it in some interview…
        I’m not sure where, but I assure you, we (the fans) were supposed to see Oracle and think: “Roxxon, Namor, Awesome!”

  5. Awesome short film.

    Agent Coulson finally has a time to shine and he kick some ass.

    Agent Coulson is a great character and Clark Clegg did a good job, he’s a great actor.

    I hope Coulson has more action scenes in The Avengers.

    Best Marvel Short Film Ever.

  6. Son of Coul is a beast!

    Was hoping for more “connect the movies” stuff but oh well.

  7. Does anyone know of a good place online to see “The Consultant” short? I would’ve expected it to be on YouTube long before now. Strange that one’s not up, yet we have the one for Cap that hasn’t even been released!

      • No, I mean “The Consultant” from the Thor Blu-Ray, not “A Funny Thing Happened on the way to Thor’s Hammer”.

          • Thanks… although it says that that video has been blocked in the US due to copyright infringement. :/

            • Here’s an idea…
              Buy Thor on Blu-Ray 😉

                • Wait… so that 50 second clip is the entire short for “The Consultant”? I thought that was just a promo for a 4 or 5 minute clip like this new one.

                    • Thanks, I’ll look into that. The fact that I don’t yet own a Blu-Ray player is a big factor.

                    • @Agent Tom: Yeah, I gotcha: it is unfair that Marvel is making the short “exclusively on Blu-Ray”. I’m very disappointed with them for doing that, but then again, with Blu-Ray there is a lot more space to put all these special features so maybe they didn’t really have a choice? (I.e. they couldn’t fit the short on the disc because of it’s capacity…)

                      Anyway, I’ll be on the look out for more places where you can watch the short.

  8. What I don’t like is that half the clip consists of credits :(
    The short is about 2mins long and the credits are almost just as long!
    Ack :(

  9. Haha coulson was bad ass

  10. This is why Coulsob is my favorite character in the entire MCU. And he got both donuts like I do. Waiting for his solo venture lol.

  11. Even from the first Iron Man, Agent Coulson struck me as someone who looked like a weak, nerdy, pencil pusher… but, in reality, might actually be one of the most dangerous men on the planet.

  12. The girl behind the counter, is it just me, or could she play spider-woman?

  13. Agent C is a bad mickeyfickey like me! I would like to know what they have in store to bridge the gap of Thor to Cap.

    • Cap takes place during WW2, so filling in the gap between 1942 and 2010/2011 is a HUGE thing to do 😉

      Maybe I misunderstood your post?

  14. AWESOMENESS!! I hope to see Maria Hill, and Agent Coulson team up for some scenes.

  15. That was cool. I always assumed Coulson could fight (after all, he is a SHIELD Agent) but he’s just so unassuming he doesn’t really look like someone who could.

  16. This could be a car ad or maybe a deoderant ad or, actually, any male product.

  17. Coulson’s direct-to-dvd movie will be my first MCU purchase. Choosing between donuts is such a real life scenario. The agony of having to choose or the joys of having it all.

    • Ignur, don’t you own any of the Marvel movies yet? (IM, TIH, IM2, Thor)
      I’m shocked my friend… 😉

      • @TheAvenger

        Hahaha dont stone me. I bought Iron Man & TIH but I let my lil nephew hold’em. That was say 2years ago lol. Im not pressed though. Im soon to buy a Blu Ray player (& super TV with all streaming bluetooth gadget-try) and I’ll be starting my Blu Ray collection when I get the time.

        But over here in the states all Marvel movies are heavy in syndication. Ironman, TIH & IM2 are on TV like every other week. I watched some of Ironman betwern football last night.

        They made a few a bunch of refernces to Al-Queda on the low I just notice. Tony said how the Jericho Missle wld scare anyone from coming out the caves. I hope IM3 re-focuses on his campaign against terrorism. I really liked that now that I think about it.

        • You don’t have a Blu-Ray player! (*Even more shocked*) 😉

          Na, that’s cool, but remember, on TV you can’t see the director’s commentary (where the directors usually divulge some MCU references that we couldn’t pick up in the film), all the deleted scenes, featurettes (not that important but whatevs), BUT the most important thing IMO is the SHIELD data vault on IM2 Blu-Ray (it’s a must see).
          Trust me my friend, your MCU experience hasn’t even BEGUN until you brows through the data vault.

          Concerning IM3: there was a comic book mini-series that ties in with the movies (it tells us what happened between IM and IM2) — in that book Stark basically ENDS the war in the middle east… he flies over there and kicks terrorist-ass, saving everyone.

          • @TheAvenger, If only that happened in real life, (I remember at the beginning of IM2, a newspaper said “Iron Man stabilizes East-West relations” . Hmmm… if the war in the Middle East is over (in the MCU) all the more reason to bring on MANDARIN!!!

  18. It won’t play on my computer. It just says, “processing to a format you could play.” What am I missing?