Yesterday Marvel Studios announced that Captain America: The Winter Soldier would be hitting online download on August 19th this year, and store shelves on Blu-Ray & DVD on September 7th. While fans are psyched to get their hands on a hard copy of this movie many claim to better than the Avengers, fans will be disappointed with the news from Entertainment Weekly that claims there will be no Marvel One-Shot released alongside the DVD release:
Bad news, Marvel fans: The studio has put a hold on its popular One-Shot series of short films, and won’t be including one on the Blu-ray release of Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Sources close to the studio confirm that the omission of a short in the new list of bonus features for the Aug. 19 release is no accident — and it’s not a bit of H.Y.D.R.A.-like misdirection, either.
With Marvel's One-Shot [Marvel's Agent Carter](series:1119765) being such a huge success that it is currently being turned into it's very own TV show, you'd likely think it would be ideal to have a much bigger and growing focus on One-Shots since they could be the gateway to infinitely more successful franchises.
However, the lack of a one-shot could definitely be a sign that Marvel's focuses have been completely relocated to other outlets, maybe to the Netflix projects for [Daredevil](movie:47230), Luke Cage, [Iron Fist](movie:6462), Jessica Jones, and the Defenders, which are in mid pre-production.
This isn’t necessarily the ultimate end of the One-Shot movies, but fans may have to wait until at least the home video debut of Guardians of the Galaxy before seeing another (if Marvel Studios decides to keep the series going).
What do you think? Is this announcement disappointing? Do you love that extra treat?
(Source: Entertainment Weekly)