Details on Marvel’s Item 47 One Shot Revealed

Item 47 (2012)Lizzy Caplan start, A Marvel One Shot TM & © Marvel & Subs

Set to appear on The Avengers Blu-ray and DVD, out August 29 in Australia and September 25 in the US, EW has revealed details on Marvel’s latest One-Shot short film, a series of shorts that have appeared on the home releases and expanded the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Previous shorts have included The Consultant and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer. This latest chapter is said to be the longest and most ambitious, with a full description over at EW. They’ve also revealed the first image from the short:

Lizzy Caplan (Party Down, pictured) and Jesse Bradford (Flags of Our Fathers) star as a down-on-their-luck couple who find one of the discarded alien guns from the finale to The Avengers — and proceed to make some incredibly bad decisions.

This is the longest, most elaborate of the Marvel shorts so far, and could be a first step toward using short-subject films to dive deeper into the Marvel universe and introduce beloved but less-familiar superheroes to the mainstream.

Item 47 refers to the gun itself, which S.H.I.E.L.D. would like very much to retrieve from the hapless young troublemakers. “The world is topsy-turvy now. There’s been an alien invasion, and things are crazy,” explains Marvel Studios co-president Louis D’Esposito, who directed the film himself. “So when this gun ­literally fell into their lap, this is a sign: We’re going to rob a few banks, we’re going to buy a boat, we’re going to the Caribbean, and all our problems will be solved.”

Two S.H.I.E.L.D. agents (Maximiliano Hernández, returning from Thor and The Avengers, and Lost’s Man in Black Titus Welliver, making his Marvel debut) are given the job of cleaning up the mess and stopping this modern Bonnie and Clyde (not coincidentally named Benny and Claire).

Item 47 (2012)Lizzy Caplan start, A Marvel One Shot TM & © Marvel & Subs