A few days ago, Marvel finally released the limited edition box set of their films dubbed ‘Marvel’s Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled Collection’. After some delays due to the replica briefcase being used in the set, the nearly $200 collector’s item shipped to those fans who were lucky enough to acquire one. As we saw in the pictures that hit the web upon it’s release, this collection includes far more than just the six movies that make up Phase One. In fact, it’s nearly bursting at the seams with extras like files on each member of the Avengers, Captain America trading cards, Iron Man armor sketches, a replica of the Tesseract, and much more.
Another one of the elite bits to be included in the set is a disc containing an exclusive look at ‘Iron Man 3’ and the rest of Phase Two. Currently, the entire featurette is purely for the owners of the box set right now, but Marvel has released a special sneak peek at the next step for Marvel Studios’ cinematic universe. You can check out the video below thanks to the company’s YouTube channel:
Okay, so maybe we didn’t really get much in that preview of a preview. Essentially, we got a lot of the same stuff we’ve come to hear from Marvel Studios President, Kevin Feige, whenever he talks about Phase Two. We’re reminded once again that ‘Iron Man 3’ marks the beginning of the next phase and that it picks up with Tony Stark after the events of ‘The Avengers’ in the first steps towards ‘The Avengers 2’. But with this snippet hitting the internet today, it’s only a matter of time before the whole thing pops up eventually. Someone is bound to upload the whole footage some time, and you can bet that I’ll be patiently waiting for that to happen. After all, paying a hefty $150 plus shipping and handling and fees might be a bit much just to get that full preview and the replicas that accompany these movies that I already own.
Marvel’s Phase Two begins when ‘Iron Man 3’ hits theaters on May 3rd, followed by ‘Thor: The Dark World’ in November and ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ and ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ in 2014.