If you’re a Marvel movie fan, you might have heard of One Shots. These are short films that were created to expand the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) and provide additional content for fans. In this article, we’ll take a look at which Marvel movies have One Shots and what they’re about.
What are One Shots?
One Shots are short films that were produced by Marvel Studios and released as bonus features on Blu-ray releases of MCU movies. They typically run for around 10-15 minutes and provide additional context to characters or events in the MCU.
The first One Shot was released in 2011 and is titled “The Consultant.” It follows Agents Phil Coulson and Jasper Sitwell as they try to prevent Emil Blonsky (aka The Abomination from “The Incredible Hulk”) from being recruited by S.H.I.E.L.D. for the Avengers Initiative.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer
The second One Shot was released in 2011 and is titled “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer.” It follows Agent Coulson as he stops at a gas station on his way to New Mexico (where Thor takes place) and ends up thwarting an attempted robbery.
The third One Shot was released in 2012 and is titled “Item 47.” It follows a couple who find one of the Chitauri weapons left behind after the Battle of New York (from “The Avengers”) and use it to rob banks.
S. agents Coulson and Sitwell are sent to retrieve the weapon.
All Hail the King
The final One Shot was released in 2014 and is titled “All Hail the King.” It follows Trevor Slattery, the fake Mandarin from “Iron Man 3,” as he is interviewed in prison by a documentary filmmaker. The One Shot reveals that there is a real Mandarin out there who is not happy with Slattery’s portrayal of him.
If you want to delve deeper into the MCU, the One Shots are definitely worth checking out. Unfortunately, they are not currently available to stream anywhere, so you’ll have to pick up the relevant Blu-ray releases to watch them.