Could 'Ant-Man' Test Footage Arrive in Marvel's Phase One Box Set?
In case you weren't aware, when The Avengers arrived on Blu-Ray and DVD, it was supposed to be accompanied by the simultaneous release of a Blu-Ray box set of Marvel's Cinematic Universe: Phase One. The collection included Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger and of course, The Avengers on Blu-Ray and DVD, and it all came in a small replica of the briefcase used to carry the Tesseract (which also had a replica included in the set). But a lawsuit delayed the collection until spring 2013. But now that it's getting closer, some new details have emerged on the set. EW reports some teases for Phase Two of the cinematic universe are in the set, including footage. Read on!
Here's Marvel's Cinematic Universe: Phase One box set (though the briefcase will be different):
Kevin Feige was coy about specifics, but he did reveal the set will have "footage, concept art, and a few new surprises. Also, look for a nod to Iron Man 3 in the Tony Stark S.H.I.E.L.D. file in the box set.” Speaking of those S.H.I.E.L.D. files, Feige says, "We spent an embarrassing amount of time compiling the ‘S.H.I.E.L.D Files’ included in the box set to be sure that each character's file was full of great, movie-accurate props and Easter eggs, which help tie all of the Phase one [Marvel Comics Universe] films together.” Sounds good.
Now we normally don't cover home video items, but this is exciting. If there's footage teasing Phase Two, that might mean that more footage from Iron Man 3 and maybe some footage from Thor: The Dark World, already in production, might be included. Or maybe there's some kind of cool teaser trailer for Phase Two altogether. In addition, fans have been clamoring to see the test footage for Edgar Wright's Ant-Man that was shown at Comic-Con earlier this summer, and this would be the perfect way to get it out there. Could we see something from Guardians of the Galaxy as well? If you haven't pre-ordered the box set yet, you can do so at Amazon for $197.10 (as of this writing), and it arrives on April 2nd, 2013.