Over the past few years, Marvel fans were treated to bonus short films known as Marvel One-Shot's, which were included on most of the studio's Blu-ray and DVD releases. Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King was the last one the studio put out, attached to the Blu-ray and DVD release of Thor: The Dark World last year, and some fans are wondering if we've seen the last of these short films. While promoting Marvel's latest release, Ant-Man, in theaters July 17, Kevin Feige revealed to Collider that even he is disappointed there haven't been any new Marvel One-Shots, and that they have a number of different ideas for future shorts, but he doesn't known when they will actually happen.
I'm disappointed too! Frankly, and I think it would be great to see more one-shots. We'll see... You look at me as if I'm the only person who controls that decision; I wish that were the case. But I think when the opportunity arises we would do it, we would jump on it. There is a backlog of ideas for one-shots that we haven't done yet."
There have been a total of five One-Shots that were released between 2011 and 2014, Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant, Marvel One-Shot: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer, Marvel One-Shot: Item 47, Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter and Marvel One-Shot: All Hail the King. Of course, the Agent Carter short actually spawned ABC's hit series Marvel's Agent Carter, which returns for its second season next year. Unfortunately, Kevin Feige wouldn't say anything about the One-Shot ideas that are in their backlog, but we'll have to wait and see if the studio announces any shorts in the near future.
Marvel will be busier than ever over the next few years, as they launch their nine-movie Phase Three, starting with Captain America: Civil War. Given the ever-expanding nature of the MCU, especially with the massive battle between Iron Man and Captain America that is to come, these one-shots may be useful to shed light on different aspects of the story that the filmmakers didn't have time to explore. Do you think the One-Shots should make a return?