Marvel’s distinguished its brand of superheroics from the beginning by underlying all its wildest fantasy with at least the sense of down-to-Earth realism. You know, like how Spidey has to sew his own costumes and dote on his frail aunt. That very much continues to be the guiding spirit in these Agent Phil Coulson “one-shot” shorts. I can’t think of too many other super-spies whose out-of-this-world adventures are depicted with equal care allotted to their time driving leased cars and deliberating over what flavor of donut they’re in the mood for. That, Comic Vine maniacs, is what you call verisimilitude.
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This short’s going to be an extra on CAPTAIN AMERICA home video release that’ s still a few months down the pipe. The preview was posted by its cinematographer, David Myrick, on his personal website. Considering how the final short probably won’t be much longer than a couple minutes, this “preview” might actually take up a big chunk of the total running time. “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer” is the proper title, so I’ll take a wild guess and figure that this is filling a little gap between IRON MAN 2 and THOR just like how “the Consultant” connected the former to THE INCREDIBLE HULK. Maybe we’ll see Agent Coulson breaking out a Stark gadget to take care of these goons?