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Avengers Prequel Short Film Online
Coulson sends in The Consultant

01 September 2011  |  Written by Owen Williams  |  Source: Marvel

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Avengers Prequel Short Film Online

As promised and teased at ComicCon, the first in a series of "Marvel One-Shots" will grace the Thor DVD as part of the build-up to Joss Whedon's The Avengers. The purpose of the shorts is to bridge the gaps (if you thought there were any) between the individual Marvel movies and next year's giant team-up. First up is The Consultant, in which Agents Coulson and Sitwell discuss some dodgy orders from on high regarding Emil "Abomination" Blonsky, and Coulson baulks at using the titular freelancer to annoy General Ross.

Who is The Consultant? Click the link above; we'll not spoil it for you here. We will say, however, that it might not be an enormous surprise to those who stayed through The Incredible Hulk's end credits. While the short does move beyond its talking-heads-in-a-diner set-up, the wider picture is recycled from the existing movies.

The all-new deadpan banter between Clark Gregg and Maximiliano Hernandez is fun though, and it's amusing to see SHIELD agents bitching about their job as anyone else would. The director is the singularly-monikered Leythum, who's also been behind the camera of the forthcoming A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Thor's Hammer (fnar). Who's in that one? Coulson again. Other than that, we'll have to wait and see...

The mighty Thor is out on DVD etc. on September 26.


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RE: The consultant
L: LauraF Sorry but it seems that here in the USA we don't have permission to watch the trailer in our link.... ow you know how it feels More

Posted by kumar at 16:05 on 01 September 2011 | Report This Post

RE: Iron Man 2
So is this canon to the films then? They put a decent spin on that then, it was definitely surprising to see they were contemplating "recruiting" abomination instead of hulk! Wonder if we will see or hear any reference to him in Avengers, or if he will return for another characters sequel. I suppose at the least it confirms he is alive and somehow being kept under control. More

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Really good it's nice to see they're giving it a bit of a background story before it comes out next year. More

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