The Marvel One-Shots have continued to increase in quality, and the latest one, All Hail the King, is the best yet. Written and directed by Iron Man 3 co-writer Drew Pearce, All Hail the King is funny, clever, has some exciting twists, and is probably best viewed with a group of friends. At the very least, it’s a welcome extra on the upcoming Blu-ray for Thor: The Dark World.
I recently spoke with Pearce about the short film, the process of creating a One-Shot, the “brutal” shooting schedule, the generous support from Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige and Co-President Louis D’Esposito, working with Ben Kingsley again, and more. We also talked about the possibility of his British sitcom No Heroics reaching a wider audience, his script and enthusiasm for Runaways, if he’s ever talked with Whedon about it since Whedon did a run on the comics, and more. Hit the jump to check out the interview. Thor: The Dark World will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on February 25th. Click here to pre-order.