Though I remain an essential skeptic of the whole Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s hard to argue against the fact that Phase Two of this undertaking has shown a tremendous improvement over Phase One. There are a handful of genuinely excellent films in Phase Two, beginning with Shane Black‘s wildly imaginative Iron Man 3, and followed quickly by Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Heck, now that I’m thinking about it, I’m even a pretty open fan of Avengers: Age of Ultron, and it certainly was a more engaging and engrossing motion picture, in almost every sense of the word, than the original Avengers.
So, the impending release of the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Two Blu-ray Box Set, which will be available on Amazon exclusively starting December 8th, is something of a minor bit of anticipation, considering all the films – save that snoozer Thor: The Dark World – have big re-watch value. In the rev-up to the release of the box set, Collider got an exclusive look at the disc art for the films included in the box set, including a pretty sweet image of Josh Brolin‘s Thanos sitting on his floating throne-chair-thing.
The handsome designs are courtesy of Matt Ferguson (@, a hugely talented artist who got some attention not all that long back for creating some beautiful self-designed posters for all of the Star Trek films, and has also designed posters for a variety of other cult films and superhero movies. He’s certainly outdone himself on this round – I’m a particular fan of Ant-Man but that’s probably more because I’m a huge Ant-Man fan. You can go here to pre-order or purchase the Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase Two Blu-ray Box Set…and perhaps send an extra one to a lowly entertainment news writer, eh?
You can check out the disc art images from the box set below:
Here’s a list of what’s included in the box set from the official press release, as well:
SYNOPSIS: The limited edition, 13-Disc Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase Two Collection invites you to hold the greatest power in the cosmos in your grasp – an orb containing one of the legendary Infinity Stones! Plus Blu-ray 3D™, Blu-ray™ and Digital Copies of all Phase 2 films, in collectible packaging designed by artist Matt Ferguson. This set overflows with stunning Marvel memorabilia, including a gold-foiled page from the book of Dark Elves, an ancient drawing from the Morag vault, Avengers and S.T.R.I.K.E. uniform patches, a replica of the Tony Stark Tattoo from Marvel’s Iron Man 3, and much more!
- Marvel’s Iron Man 3 (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
- Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
- Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
- Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
- Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
- Marvel’s Ant-Man (Blu-ray 3D + Blu-ray + Digital Copy)
- 1:1 Prop Replica of the Orb
- PLUS an Exclusive Bonus Content Disc with 166 minutes of bonus material and more!
From Here To Infinity: Phases 2 & 3 Of The M.C.U.
Journey back through Marvel’s Phase 2 films, from its launch in Iron Man 3 through its fulfillment in Ant-Man, to see how individual characters grow and change, how their relationships with each other evolve over time, and how the universe itself expands with each story. Listen to filmmakers discuss the first set of Phase 3 films– Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War, Marvel’s Doctor Strange, and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy 2 – and discover there are no limits to the adventure!
Phase 2 Tag Scenes: A Making-Of
Learn the story behind the post-credit sequence in Marvel’s Phase 1 and 2 movies, and explore how the scenes connect and unify the far-flung characters and worlds of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant w/Audio Commentary By Clark Gregg
Marvel One-Shot: A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Thor’s Hammer With Audio Commentary By Clark Gregg
Marvel One-Shot: Item 47 With Audio Commentary By Louis D’Esposito, Max Hernandez, Titus Welliver And Jesse Bradford
Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter With Audio Commentary By Louis D’Esposito And Hayley Atwell
Marvel One-Shot: All Hail The King With Audio Commentary By Drew Pearce And Ben Kingsley
Iron Man 3: Deleted Scenes
Iron Man 3: Preproduction Creative
Thor: The Dark World: Deleted Scenes
Thor: The Dark World Preproduction Creative
Captain America: The Winter Soldier: Deleted Scene With Audio Commentary By Anthony Russo, Joe Russo, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely
Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Preproduction Creative
Guardians of The Galaxy: Deleted Scenes
Guardians of The Galaxy: Preproduction Creative
Avengers: Age Of Ultron: Deleted Scenes
Avengers: Age Of Ultron: Preproduction Creative: Hulk vs. Hulkbuster
Ant-Man: Deleted Scenes
Ant-Man: Preproduction Creative