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The future of Marvel's One-Shots, according to Kevin Feige

10.02.2015
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Just as they were getting good, a branch of Marvel's Cinematic Universe fell by the wayside. I'm speaking of course of Marvel's One-Shots, a series of short films that Marvel included on several of its Blu-ray releases which helped to fill in details, expand characters, and in some cases, bring about entirely new revelations for the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The last Marvel One-Shot, All Hail the King, was included on THOR: THE DARK WORLD's Blu-ray release which was back in February of 2014. Since then, we've heard little about the Marvel One-Shots and whether or not they could return in the future.

Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige spoke with Screen Rant and addressed the future of Marvel's One-Shots:

We talk about that a lot actually, because when you have tables like that (lots of potential storylines, most unexplored in the finished film), and we go, What are we going to do with Howard [the Duck]? What are we going to do with Cosmo? We should do a one shot with Michael Pena. I mean, the universe is big. We’re moving up to three movies a year and I’m not sure how much beyond that we can go so the one shots are great for: ‘oh we have this great idea, wouldn’t it be fun to see…’ We talk about it a lot. We’re a relatively small team. We’re comfortable doing three movies a year so it’s just about finding the time and the place. But we have a backlog of ideas.

Now that Kevin Feige's control of Marvel Studio is a little more absolute, it sounds like the Marvel One-Shots could very well return in the next few years, especially if Marvel's backlog of ideas for the One-Shots keep piling up. There are countless stories in the Marvel universe that would be a perfect fit for short films, but even more than that, these One-Shots could really function as a proving ground for up and coming filmmakers, much like how Pixar uses their shorts to prep future directorial talent.

Which characters/stories would be a good fit for future Marvel One-Shots?

Source: Screenrant

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9:17AM on 10/05/2015
Let's be honest, they'll probably never make a full-length Howard the Duck movie. But I think a one-shot featuring Howard the Duck and Cosmo would work great. Perhaps setting it after the Collector's trophy room has been blown up, Howard and Cosmo team up to find their way home. Something simple, but works well enough to explore these characters.
Let's be honest, they'll probably never make a full-length Howard the Duck movie. But I think a one-shot featuring Howard the Duck and Cosmo would work great. Perhaps setting it after the Collector's trophy room has been blown up, Howard and Cosmo team up to find their way home. Something simple, but works well enough to explore these characters.
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7:15PM on 10/04/2015

Where's the Mandarin ?

I'd like to see a Red Skull one-shot so we know where the hell he's been for the last two phases.
I'd like to see a Red Skull one-shot so we know where the hell he's been for the last two phases.
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1:11PM on 10/03/2015

They should do some cosmic one shots

From the world of Thor and Guardians of the Galaxy. Just focus on minor characters. No need for pretentious plot devises. Just give us some plain fun.
From the world of Thor and Guardians of the Galaxy. Just focus on minor characters. No need for pretentious plot devises. Just give us some plain fun.
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12:47PM on 10/03/2015
It would be nice if Marvel put a little more effort into the special features on their blurays. Compared to a lot of the other superhero films and other recent blockbusters, the MCU releases have really been lacking.
It would be nice if Marvel put a little more effort into the special features on their blurays. Compared to a lot of the other superhero films and other recent blockbusters, the MCU releases have really been lacking.
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2:11AM on 10/03/2015
I always looked forward to the one-shots, especially if they had Coulson in them (back before we got weekly doses of Phil on S.H.I.E.L.D.). Loved the last one, how it showed that the real Mandarin is out there. I would love to see one with Michael Pena's character from Ant-Man, like Feige mentioned. Or maybe one with John C. Reilly's character from Guardians. Perhaps show Nova Corps on their regular, routine galactic patrolling.
I always looked forward to the one-shots, especially if they had Coulson in them (back before we got weekly doses of Phil on S.H.I.E.L.D.). Loved the last one, how it showed that the real Mandarin is out there. I would love to see one with Michael Pena's character from Ant-Man, like Feige mentioned. Or maybe one with John C. Reilly's character from Guardians. Perhaps show Nova Corps on their regular, routine galactic patrolling.
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1:19AM on 10/03/2015
I personally miss them. I loved them just because it expanded on everything, even things that didn't need to be expanded on. I enjoyed them, all of them. Coulson might never have gotten AOS or Peggy her series if not for the one shots. Who knows what else we could get if they continued them.
I personally miss them. I loved them just because it expanded on everything, even things that didn't need to be expanded on. I enjoyed them, all of them. Coulson might never have gotten AOS or Peggy her series if not for the one shots. Who knows what else we could get if they continued them.
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11:33PM on 10/02/2015
Didn't he say in a recent interview that they had dropped the shorts because of DVD/Blu-Rays sales drop?
Didn't he say in a recent interview that they had dropped the shorts because of DVD/Blu-Rays sales drop?
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