Marvel Reveals New Content For Delayed ‘Phase One’ Box Set
Marvel has worked out a way to make it up to fans upset about the delay in release of the Marvel's Cinemtic Universe: Phase One Blu-ray box set. When the set is finally released next year, it'll include a sneak peak into Marvel's Phase Two movies.Entertainment Weekly broke the news that the box set -- which was delayed following a lawsuit about the originally-announced packaging that would replicate Nick Fury's briefcase -- has been rescheduled for April 2013, a month ahead of the theater release of Iron Man 3, the first of Marvel's Phase Two releases (The other Phase Two movies are Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Ant-Man, Guardians of The Galaxy and Avengers 2).
Talking to EW, Marvel Studio's President Kevin Feige said that the preview of Phase Two movies will include "footage, concept art, and a few new surprises," although he refused to be drawn out on any more details. Marvel has already unveiled concept art for Guardians of The Galaxy and Ant-Man, as well as Edgar Wright's test-footage for the latter film, so it's likely that those will see light of day in the new collection, in addition to what Feige is describing as "a nod to iron Man 3 in the Tony Stark SHIELD file" elsewhere in the box set.
In addition to the Phase Two teases, the box set will also have newly-added deleted scenes from each of the Phase One movies, with Feige explaining that "we went back to the editor's assembly of each film and discovered some rare moments that dropped out of the films early on and had not been released on prior discs."
Marvel's Cinematic Universe: Phase One is now aimed at an April 2, 2013 release. Unless, you know, another lawsuit comes up unexpectedly.