Jesse Bradford and Maximiliano Hernandez Talk Marvel’s Upcoming Short Film ITEM 47 At Comic-Con

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Last Friday night at Comic-Con, Marvel premiered their latest short film Item 47.  Directed by Louis D’Esposito (Co- President of Marvel Studios) and starring Lizzy Caplan, Jesse Bradford, Maximiliano Hernández and Titus Welliver, Item 47 is about a hard-luck couple who get their hands on an alien gun that falls from the sky after the events of The Avengers.  For more on the short (which will be available on The Avengers Blu-ray) click here.  You can also watch my extended video interview with D’Esposito here.

The day after the premiere, I got to sit down with Jesse Bradford and Maximiliano Hernandez for an extended interview.  We talked about being at Comic-Con, how they got involved in the project, if the script changed during production, whether they’ve been signed for more Marvel movies, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Louis D’Esposito (Co- Head of Marvel Studios) Talks ITEM 47, the Success of THE AVENGERS, ANT-MAN, R Rated Marvel Movies, More

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On Friday night at Comic-Con, Marvel premiered their latest short film Item 47.  Directed by Louis D’Esposito (Co- President of Marvel Studios) and starring Lizzy Caplan, Jesse Bradford, Maximiliano Hernández and Titus Welliver, Item 47 is about a hard-luck couple who get their hands on an alien gun that falls from the sky after the events of The Avengers.  For more on the short (which will be available on The Avengers Blu-ray) click here.

The day after the premiere, I got to sit down with D’Esposito for an extended interview.  We talked about being at Comic-Con, what props he owns, how he go to direct Item 47, if he had any additional money for the budget due to his position at the studio and whether the actors signed on for feature films.  In addition, we also talked about the possibility of future short films premiering at Comic-Con, the success of The Avengers, if they’ll release an extended Avengers directors cut in theaters, Ant-Man, deleted scenes that have never been released, if they’ll ever make R-rated Marvel movies, the importance of bringing other Marvel characters to life, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch.

New Clip for Marvel One-Shot ITEM 47 Starring Lizzy Caplan and Jesse Bradford

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Marvel has release a new clip for their One-Shot short Item 47Lizzy Caplan and Jesse Bradford star as a hard-luck couple who get their hands on an alien gun that falls from the sky after the events of The Avengers.  In the clip, Bradford wants to back out of whatever plans they have for the extraterrestrial tech before Caplan launches into a passionate explanation of why they must go through it.  The punchline with Caplan’s pink hat is pretty cute.

Item 47 will be on The Avengers Blu-ray/DVD when it drops on September 25.  Make sure to check out recap of the Comic-Con panel/screening and hit the jump to watch the clip.

Marvel One-Shot ITEM 47 Screening and Panel Recap; Marvel’s Louis D’Esposito Talks Shooting & Potential New Avengers

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We were lucky enough to attend the Comic-Con screening of the latest Marvel one-shot Item 47, which will be included with The Avengers Blu-Ray/DVD release, arriving in stores September 25th.  Fans were invited to participate in a massive scavenger hunt throughout the Gaslamp Quarter that would lead them to the site of the screening.  Directed by Marvel Co-President Louis D’Esposito, the short film follows Jesse Bradford and Lizzy Caplan as a down and out couple who strike out on a bank robbing spree after finding a Chitauri weapon in the destruction caused by the final battle in The Avengers. Meanwhile, two S.H.I.E.L.D.  agents, played by Maximiliano Hernández and Titus Welliver, attempt to track down the desperate duo.

The previous Marvel one-shots The Consultant and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer released on the Thor and Captain America DVDs, respectively, were charming and fun but offered no great revelations.  Item 47 follows in the same vein; though the short is three times longer than the previous two installments and features a great deal more special effects.  To the audience’s delight, Robert Downey Jr. provided a comedic video introduction to the screening, filmed in a restroom stall on set for Iron Man 3 in North Carolina.  The screening was followed by a brief Q&A with the cast and crew; hit the jump for the highlights.

First Poster and Clip for Marvel’s New Short Film ITEM 47

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Marvel began releasing short films back on the Thor and Captain America Blu-rays, and they’re poised to premiere the latest short, Item 47, later this week at Comic-Con.  This one stars Lizzy Caplan and Jesse Bradford as a hard-luck couple who get their hands on an alien gun that comes into their possession following the events of The Avengers.  Two S.H.I.E.L.D. agents (Maximiliano Hernández and Titus Welliver) are tasked with retrieving this Item 47 from the couple and stopping their crime spree.  It’s a really fun premise, and I’m looking forward to checking out the full short.

A poster debut for Item 47 has just landed online, along with a brief clip that was released earlier, and you can take a gander at both after the jump.

First Look at Marvel’s New Short Film, ITEM 47; Future Shorts May Be Used to Introduce New Superheroes

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Starting with the Thor and Captain America Blu-ray/DVDs, Marvel has started releasing short films.  The Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) shorts were cute, but nothing particularly groundbreaking.  However, Marvel might be adding some more weight with their latest “One-Shot”, Item 47.  The short film will be available on the Blu-ray/DVD for The Avengers (which hits stores on September 25th), but Marvel will show Item 47 at a special screening at Comic-Con.  The title refers to an alien gun that falls into the hands of a hard-luck couple (played by Lizzy Caplan and Jesse Bradford) after the climactic battle in The Avengers.  Two S.H.I.E.L.D. agents (Maximiliano Hernández and Titus Welliver) are tasked with getting the gun and capturing the couple, who are going on a crime-spree with their new toy.

Hit the jump for more details, and Marvel’s plans for future short films.  The 2012 San Diego Comic-Con runs from July 12 – 15th.

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