FIRST LOOK: Marvel's THE AVENGERS 12-Minute Short Film 'Item 47'
Published: July 3, 2012 - 6:43am
Marvel’s The Avengers global box office total is now an estimated around $1,500 million, and it stands as the #3 film of all time globally and domestically. It will be released on Blu-ray and DVD this September.
Based on the ever-popular Marvel comic book series, first published in 1963, Marvel’s The Avengers brings together the mightiest super hero characters as they all assemble together on screen for the first time. Continuing the epic big-screen adventures started in Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger, Marvel’s The Avengers is the super hero team up of a lifetime. When an unexpected enemy emerges that threatens global safety and security, Nick Fury, director of the international peacekeeping agency known as S.H.I.E.L.D., finds himself in need of a team to pull the world back from the brink of disaster.
Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, here is the first image and details for Marvel's newest one-shot short film 'Item 47' which will debut with The Avengers home release coming this September:
Lizzy Caplan (Party Down, pictured) and Jesse Bradford (Flags of Our Fathers) star as a down-on-their-luck couple who find one of the discarded alien guns from the finale to The Avengers — and proceed to make some incredibly bad decisions. Item 47 refers to the gun itself, which S.H.I.E.L.D. would like very much to retrieve from the hapless young troublemakers.
Two S.H.I.E.L.D. agents (Maximiliano Hernández, returning from Thor and The Avengers, and Lost’s Man in Black Titus Welliver, making his Marvel debut) are given the job of cleaning up the mess and stopping this modern Bonnie and Clyde (not coincidentally named Benny and Claire.)
If you can't wait till September to see the full short film, EW has information on where/when you may be able to catch it earlier at next week's San Diego Comic Con International:
"The Avengers Second Screen app, which will become available as a free download at the iTunes store this Friday. Those who can’t go to San Diego [Comic Con] can still use the app to gain access to a clip, but for Comic-Con attendees, it will offer the first clue to finding the trail through the city that ends with a screening on the evening of July 12."
The Avengers stars Robert Downey, Jr. (Iron Man, Iron Man 2), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Chris Evans (Captain America: The First Avenger), Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker), Mark Ruffalo (The Kids Are Alright), Scarlett Johansson (Iron Man 2), Clark Gregg (Iron Man, Thor), Samuel L. Jackson (Iron Man, Iron Man 2), Cobie Smulders (How I Met Your Mother), Tom Hiddleston (Thor) and Stellan Skarsgård (Angels & Demons, Mamma Mia!) and has set several domestic box office records including the industry’s all-time second weekend record with an estimated $103.2 million, fastest film to reach $200 million (3 days), fastest to $300 million (in a record 9 days), and highest Saturday ($69.5 million) and Sunday ($57 million) totals. In addition, its opening day of $80.8 million is the second-highest single-day gross of all time. Moviegoers gave Marvel’s The Avengers a rare A+ CinemaScore.
On May 8, Disney announced that a sequel to Marvel’s The Avengers was in development, following an announcement that a follow-up to 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger will be released April 4, 2014. A sequel to last summer’s Thor is scheduled for release November 15, 2013, and the third installment of the hit Iron Man series, which has earned over $1.2 billion worldwide, will arrive in theaters May 3, 2013.