Marvel Studios might have focused all of its energy on creating feature films for the Marvel Cinematic Universe but for some time, the studio also produced one-shot mini-films called the “Marvel One-Shots.”
These thrilling little stories would accompany MCU features on Blu-Ray and be only available on physical copies of Marvel movies. Five were made from 2011 to 2014.
Now that Disney’s launched its own streaming site, Showbiz Cheat Sheet reports that Marvel fans have begun demanding to see the “Marvel One-Shots,” on Disney+. The streaming site has already been hosting a few short films, mostly shorts from Pixar. Why not those from Marvel as well?
Back in 2011, Marvel produced The Consultant, a film short which included a few interesting sideline characters. The film came with the home release of Marvel’s 2011 feature film, Thor. After that, Marvel produced a short film for Captain America: The First Avengers’ Blu-Ray release in 2011, this time titled A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer. Marvel continued making short films after that, using everyone they could from Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) to Peggy Carter (Hayley Atwell). The short films would feature these characters in one-scene scenarios and each short would run slightly longer than the last, though they would never really go over 15 minutes.
Those who’ve never really seen these shorts would appreciate having them on Disney+. Not everyone gets physical copies of Marvel movies because not everyone has access to them. Having the on Disney+ would allow more fans to see these short movies.
Phase 4 of the MCU begins when Black Widow premieres on May 1, 2020.