After unveiling the in-home video release dates and details for Ant-Man, Disney and Marvel Studios later announced the massive 13-Disc Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase 2 Blu-ray Set which would release the very same day, today, December 8th.
The collector's package includes Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray and digital versions of all six Phase 2 films (Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Guardians of the Galaxy, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and Ant-Man) along with all their special features. Also included is a bonus disc with two new featurettes exclusive to the collection. That's just what's on the discs. Let's talk about what else comes in the package that Marvel didn't reveal previously.
Before we get into the unboxing side of things, we should note that the discs come in 7 cardboard slip cases, similar to the Phase 1 Blu-ray collection. Each individual sleeve comes designed with gorgeous artwork by Matt Ferguson who also provided the art for Phase 1. Click here for a close look at the artwork.
These sleeves slide right into the centerpiece of the Phase 2 collection which is a stand for a recreation of the orb from Guardians of the Galaxy, and just like the film, it splits in two to house the Power Infinity Stone.
The set is exclusive to Amazon in Canada and the U.S.. In addition to the collector-friendly goodies the Phase 2 collection contains, the bonus features are absolutely worth watching as well, one of which recaps the making of Phase 2 and teases the first two films of Phase 3. The other looks at the fun tradition of every Marvel Studios movie featuring button sequences during and/or after the credits and details how and why each of them were made the way they were.
- From Here To Infinity: Phases 2 & 3 Of The M.C.U. - Journey back through Marvel’s Phase 2 films, from its launch in Iron Man 3 through its fulfillment in Ant-Man, to see how individual characters grow and change, how their relationships with each other evolve over time, and how the universe itself expands with each story. Listen to filmmakers discuss the first set of Phase 3 films– Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, Marvel’s Doctor Strange, and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – and discover there are no limits to the adventure!
- Phase 2 Tag Scenes: A Making-Of - Learn the story behind the post-credit sequence in Marvel’s Phase 1 and 2 movies, and explore how the scenes connect and unify the far-flung characters and worlds of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.