A single Marvel Cinematic Universe’s short film would be more important than anyone thought. Sounds strange, right? Marvel Studios is well-known for its feature length superhero movies. However, during Phases 1 & 2, MCU produced many short films. These short films were based on the after events of the big MCU movies. Today we will look at Marvel’s Most Forgettable short film “Item 47.”
The Chitauri Gun from the battle of New York.
In the movie, we see Benny and Claire, unfortunate victims of the Battle of New York, finding themselves possessing a Chitauri gun. A crime spree ensues, but S.H.I.E.L.D. catches them. S.H.I.E.L.D, instead of taking their lives after defeating Benny and Claire, recruits them through Sitwell. The reason this offer makes sense is that Hawkeye also catches Natasha Romanoff and later compels her. But, Natasha was a highly-trained and lethal assassin. So then why did Benny and Claire get recruited since they are just bank robbers.
To put your brains at ease, here is the reason why.
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” reveals that the terrorist group “HYDRA” had many of its terrorists working as agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. These agents also included Sitwell, who recruited Benny and Claire. If HYDRA wants more of its terrorists inside S.H.E.I.L.D., they would need ordinary people like the couple who can be easily manipulated. So it makes sense for Sitwell to recruit normal people like Benny and Claire.
Other “One Shot” from Marvel.
After Disney C.E.O. Bob Iger watched “Item 47,” he showed a green light to the production of Marvel’s first web series “Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D”
After Trevor Slattery’s arrest in Iron Man 3, the short All Hail the King, which recounted his time in prison, was produced in 2014. Ben Kingsley has confirmed that Slattery will be returning in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.
Marvel should consider bringing back the “One Shots.”
According to Marvel’s co-president Louis D’Esposito, Disney wants Marvel to do more “One Shots.” However, due to a lack of timings, The MCU is unable to do more of them. Nevertheless, fans are happy to remember these short films by Marvel as they gave us many details about the twists in the MCU movies. Therefore, Marvel should consider bringing back the “One Shots.”
What do you think about these “One-Shots” from Marvel? Should Marvel consider them bringing back? Let us know in the comment section.
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