I’m a big fan of physical media. I prefer to buy discs rather than downloading digital copies. There’s just something about slipping a disc into a player and going through all the extras that I love. But it’s always disappointing when discs feel like they are lacking in that department. While I don’t necessarily think that the Marvel Studios releases are lacking, there’s something that I have definitely been missing: One-Shots.
One-Shots were a series of in-universe shorts that were featured on the Blu-Ray release of Marvel Studios films beginning with the first Thor all the way up to Thor: The Dark World. The Trevor Slattery-centric All Hail The King, which was the final of the bunch, is arguably my favorite of.
I had the chance to speak with Marvel Studios producer Stephen Broussard, who worked on Iron Man 3 and the One-Shot semi-sequel All Hail The King, at an event promoting the release of Ant-Man And The Wasp. Broussard had the following to say when asked if there’s any chance that we could see the One-Shots returning in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
“Yeah. It’s always kind of percolating there. Nothing formal right now. We do love it and we always say that if there’s a great idea or a must tell story that motivates it more than anything else. I’d say that the One-Shot program still has a pulse as long as we’re here.”
Trevor Slattery wasn’t the only character we last saw in All Hail The King, the One-Shot also featured a cameo from Sam Rockwell as Justin Hammer. I’m someone who is dying to see Justin Hammer make his return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe but considering the state it’s currently in, I had to ask Broussard if Hammer had survived the snap or not. I didn’t exactly get an answer.
“[Laughs] Oh man. If it didn’t happen on camera, I can neither confirm or deny.”
Fingers crossed our dear Justin Hammer is fine and will dance his way back onto the screen again soon. Would you like to see more One-Shots in the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Do you think Justin Hammer survived the snap? Let us know your thoughts on the above in the comments section below.
Directed by Peyton Reed, Ant-Man and the Wasp stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Michael Peña as Luis, David Dastmalchian as Kurt, Judy Greer as Maggie, Randall Park as Agent Jimmy Woo, Laurence Fishburne as Dr. Bill Foster, Walton Goggins as Sonny Burch, Hannah John-Kamen as the Ghost, and Michelle Pfeiffer as Janet van Dyne.
From the Marvel Cinematic Universe comes “Ant Man and the Wasp,” a new chapter featuring heroes with the astonishing ability to shrink. In the aftermath of “Captain America: Civil War,” Scott Lang grapples with the consequences of his choices as both a Super Hero and a father. As he struggles to rebalance his home life with his responsibilities as Ant-Man, he’s confronted by Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym with an urgent new mission. Scott must once again put on the suit and learn to fight alongside the Wasp as the team works together to uncover secrets from the past.
Ant-Man And The Wasp is now available digitally and will be released on Blu-Ray and DVD on October 16th.