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A young Nick Fury, Ms. Marvel and Black Panther mentioned for possible Marvel One-Shots

Jul. 18, 2013by: Jesse Giroux

Marvel One-Shots

If you're at SDCC you'll be able to check out Marvel's next One-Shot AGENT CARTER, but most of us are going to have to wait until it is released with IRON MAN 3 on Blu-ray. But what is Marvel's thought process when it comes to these short films?

EW spoke with Marvel co-president Louis D'Esposito (who directed AGENT CARTER and ITEM 47) about the One-Shots, and he went into detail about why we haven't seen any superheroes or new characters in the short films (yet):

I’ve been asked many times too, would you introduce new characters? That even proves to be very difficult, just from a cost perspective. What does the costume look like? Who is the actor playing it? A lot of R&D goes into it. We have a great concept department here, a visual development department, and it takes time.

"Cost perspective" is a running theme in D'Esposito's comments, and it's understandable that Marvel doesn't want to sink too much money into something that is essential a Blu-ray special feature.

We would love to, but it’s difficult because there’s a cost to that. If Iron Man is flying around doing something, that's very costly. And first of all, what’s the story? Is it important that that superhero is in the story?

But Louis D'Esposito does say that Marvel is getting closer to using actual superheroes and maybe new characters in their One-Shot. He goes on to use Ms. Marvel as an example

Let’s just say I knew I was going to direct Captain Marvel [as a feature], right? And we knew who was going to play her. That would make it easy to introduce her first in a One-Shot. But that’s a plan that requires a lot of coordination. And I don’t know if really we … if I’ve been thinking that far ahead. It’s difficult enough to find something that’s enjoyable, that we can tell with the budget limitations and in the time we have. Introducing a lot of complicated variables might weaken that.

D'Esposito also says that at one point he was considering a Loki One-Shot:

I’m not gonna lie, when we were developing these [One-Shot] stories I was trying to develop a Loki story. And is he on Asgard? Being on Asgard is very difficult for us to do in a short. It’s just impossible for us cost wise. The short would be 30 seconds, and it’s over. One shot of Loki on Asgard.

Louis D'Esposito continues the interview by saying Marvel was also looking into doing a One-Shot with a young Nick Fury and the Howling Commandos or Black Panther:

We also thought about potentially … let’s say a young Nick Fury with Dum Dum Dugan. Or a Black Panther short, maybe, in that [One-Shot format.]

There are several issues with a One-Shot for Black Panther. If Marvel is also trying to develop a feature film for the character, they would have to cast an actor they would want for both projects, which means a lot of planning. Also (once again with "cost perspective"), if Black Panther is featured in the One-Shot would it also have the fictional African country Wakanda? And how would Marvel show Black Panther's home with such a small budget?

It does sound like at some point Marvel will start using One-Shots to introduce new characters and superheroes, but I wonder if it won't be until Phase 3. Fans really dig them, and it's a nice way for the company to expand on different things in their cinematic universe. It would be cool if Marvel started introducing characters with One-Shots, but I'm glad they aren't trying to rush things or do too much too soon.

Marvel's next film is THOR: THE DARK WORLD, and it will be in theaters on November 8th, 2013.

Extra Tidbit: Who would you like to see in a Marvel One-Shot? Maybe some really obscure character?
Source: EW

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12:40PM on 07/18/2013

One Shot or Not I'd love to see Ms. Marvel in action...

I was just saying this to a friend the other day, that the world of female superheros is really lacking on screen, and Ms. Marvel would be an awesome addition to the cinematic universe that could finally deliver a super-heroine that has genuine super powers that can fly and kick ass that isn't Famke Janssen. (no offense to Famke)
I was just saying this to a friend the other day, that the world of female superheros is really lacking on screen, and Ms. Marvel would be an awesome addition to the cinematic universe that could finally deliver a super-heroine that has genuine super powers that can fly and kick ass that isn't Famke Janssen. (no offense to Famke)
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1:57PM on 07/18/2013
I think we can all agree that the most essential part of Ms. Marvel is that they keep her enormous rack intact with the transition to film.
I think we can all agree that the most essential part of Ms. Marvel is that they keep her enormous rack intact with the transition to film.
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5:55PM on 07/18/2013

Elisha Cuthbert for Ms. Marvel!!

Decent actress, needs a breakout, huge boobies. It practically writes itself.
Decent actress, needs a breakout, huge boobies. It practically writes itself.
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2:45PM on 07/18/2013
I would like to see one-shots on the hero's in Avengers who didn't get solo films, would have been cool to have seen a Hawkeye one prior to the first Avengers, as soon as they start filming #2 they should shoot one righ away for Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch and attach it to all copies of Guardians of the Galaxy next summer!
I would like to see one-shots on the hero's in Avengers who didn't get solo films, would have been cool to have seen a Hawkeye one prior to the first Avengers, as soon as they start filming #2 they should shoot one righ away for Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch and attach it to all copies of Guardians of the Galaxy next summer!
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6:24PM on 07/18/2013

The title is misleading

They were giving reasons why they were NOT going to introduce new characters in one shots. The one shots need to be established characters because they have to somehow relate to the movies that Marvel has already put out, as if they were outtakes from the original movies except they aren't: they're filmed after the movie is already finished. They aren't going to spend millions on five minute movies about your favorite characters just so fanboys can be happy. Sorry.
They were giving reasons why they were NOT going to introduce new characters in one shots. The one shots need to be established characters because they have to somehow relate to the movies that Marvel has already put out, as if they were outtakes from the original movies except they aren't: they're filmed after the movie is already finished. They aren't going to spend millions on five minute movies about your favorite characters just so fanboys can be happy. Sorry.
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12:18PM on 07/18/2013
Not much an obscure character but I think Hawkeye should get a short. Its obvious he won't be getting a solo movie, so a short would be pretty cool! I would also love it if they started playing these shorts before the Marvel movies in theatres.
Not much an obscure character but I think Hawkeye should get a short. Its obvious he won't be getting a solo movie, so a short would be pretty cool! I would also love it if they started playing these shorts before the Marvel movies in theatres.
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11:07AM on 07/18/2013
Absolutely fine with how they're using one-shot stories right now. It's fun...builds up the Marvel universe without any of the major players involved. I'm not expecting RDJ or even Renner to show up in these...though his cameo in Thor was essentially a one shot (might argue the same for the Avengers movie - BOOM! - no, just kidding). Why WB's are not learning any lessons from all these "teasers" and "one shots" Marvel are producing, I'll never know. one thing I do hope that they do with the
Absolutely fine with how they're using one-shot stories right now. It's fun...builds up the Marvel universe without any of the major players involved. I'm not expecting RDJ or even Renner to show up in these...though his cameo in Thor was essentially a one shot (might argue the same for the Avengers movie - BOOM! - no, just kidding). Why WB's are not learning any lessons from all these "teasers" and "one shots" Marvel are producing, I'll never know. one thing I do hope that they do with the Shield TV series is throw in some big cameos/nods to either a plot that will end up in the movies (in some capacity) or major character appearances (nothing major - perhaps in comical moments - e.g. one of the cast bumping in to Iron Man - in suit - doesn't have to involve RDJ). That'd be lots of fun to watch.
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6:26PM on 07/18/2013

Technically...

If they do a one shot of a character they are going to do a movie for then it is a teaser trailer. We already had one of those for Ant Man. You didn't see the actor's face so they still have the freedom to cast whoever they like.
If they do a one shot of a character they are going to do a movie for then it is a teaser trailer. We already had one of those for Ant Man. You didn't see the actor's face so they still have the freedom to cast whoever they like.
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12:09PM on 07/18/2013
I've been wanting Ms. Marvel to get into the picture. Hope it's not just a one-shot though.
I've been wanting Ms. Marvel to get into the picture. Hope it's not just a one-shot though.
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11:49AM on 07/18/2013
Maybe they could mention Ms. Marvel and Black Panther for Phase Two's One Shots in order to prepare for Phase Three. Extra tidbit: Captain Britain.
Maybe they could mention Ms. Marvel and Black Panther for Phase Two's One Shots in order to prepare for Phase Three. Extra tidbit: Captain Britain.
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4:39PM on 07/18/2013
They should do a one-shot to introduce Luke Cage. I think that could be a pretty low-cost production. You don't necessarily have to showcase his powers, just showcase the character as an introduction. Then when he shows up in an Avengers movie or a solo movie when he uses his powers it's that much more exciting to see.
They should do a one-shot to introduce Luke Cage. I think that could be a pretty low-cost production. You don't necessarily have to showcase his powers, just showcase the character as an introduction. Then when he shows up in an Avengers movie or a solo movie when he uses his powers it's that much more exciting to see.
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4:40PM on 07/18/2013
Or just have Ms. Marvel do jumping jacks for 10 minutes. That would be another cost-effective one shot that I'd love to see.
Or just have Ms. Marvel do jumping jacks for 10 minutes. That would be another cost-effective one shot that I'd love to see.
4:40PM on 07/18/2013
They should do a one-shot to introduce Luke Cage. I think that could be a pretty low-cost production. You don't necessarily have to showcase his powers, just showcase the character as an introduction. Then when he shows up in an Avengers movie or a solo movie when he uses his powers it's that much more exciting to see.
They should do a one-shot to introduce Luke Cage. I think that could be a pretty low-cost production. You don't necessarily have to showcase his powers, just showcase the character as an introduction. Then when he shows up in an Avengers movie or a solo movie when he uses his powers it's that much more exciting to see.
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7:36PM on 07/18/2013
so since Joblo hasnt bothered reporting it yet. theres a image of what the Sentinals head from the upcoming Xmen DoFP on the internet.
so since Joblo hasnt bothered reporting it yet. theres a image of what the Sentinals head from the upcoming Xmen DoFP on the internet.
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