by Brett White
Entertainment Weekly has confirmed what we’ve already known about the next Marvel One-Shot short film and then some. In addition to the One-Shot’s name (“Agent Carter”) and release date (packaged with the “Iron Man 3″ Blu-ray on September 24th), we now have stills from the short film and an absolutely awesome poster! Come on, this is fantastic.
EW confirms that the One-Shot will debut at Comic-Con next week, which was previously rumored to happen.
The short film follows Agent Carter (Hayley Atwell, reprising her role from “Captain America: The First Avenger“) as she enlists with the proto-S.H.I.E.L.D. organization, the SSR (Strategic Scientific Reserve), and promises to be more action-packed than any previous One-Shot. “First of all it’s a period piece,” says Marvel Studios co-president Louis D’Esposito, who also directed previous Marvel One-Shot “Item 47.” “You have three fight scenes as opposed to ’Item 47,’ where we just had basically one action scene. We had five days – one more day than we did on ’Item 47′ but I think it’s double in size.”
D’Esposito reveals that “Agent Carter” was chosen as it bridges the gap between “Iron Man 3″ and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier.” How, exactly? Well, it features Dominic Cooper reprising the role of Howard Stark, father of Tony Stark. Cooper previously mentioned he shot more footage as Stark, but wasn’t exactly clear on how it fit in. Now we know.
Carter comes up against a few villains in the short film, too, namely the mysterious Zodiac and a sexist, high-ranking SSR officer played by Bradley Whitford. Yeah, Bradley “West Wing” Whitford.
If all of those facts and photos don’t excite you, then howsabout this vintage-style poster?
Unrelentingly awesome. There needs to be more female-lead superhero movies (like these), and this short film looks like a solid first step.
The One-Shot was left off of the list of “Iron Man 3’s” bonus features when the release was previously announced. I hoped back then that the One-Shot would make its way onto the Blu-ray, despite its omission. Looks like I got my wish.
[via Entertainment Weekly]
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