Marvel has been hinting at their plunge into movie shorts for quite a while now and officially debuted their new initiative in late July at Comic-Con International, where the comic giant revealed “The Consultant” — a Marvel film short aimed at bridging gaps left in the story and explanation of The Avengers.These shorts are officially known as “Marvel One Shots”.
“The Consultant” attempts to introduce viewers to S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg), who serves under Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson). S.H.I.E.L.D., and by extension Agent Coulson, are responsible for bringing together the super heroes of the Marvel universe for The Avengers.
The full “The Consultant” One Shot will premiere on the Thor Blu-ray, which hits stores on September 13th. The next announced Marvel One Shot will be titled “A Funny Thing Happened”.