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Since 2008, Marvel Studios has been work crafting what is largely known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Introducing and re-introducing characters such as Iron Man,Hulk, Thor and Captain America to movie-going audiences over the last four years, the company brought it all together last month with Joss Whedon's The Avengers and the results were spectacular. Because of the way Marvel works, it was only a matter of time before they started working towards creating a Blu-ray box set and now it seems that their work is almost completed.
A new entry has popped up over on Amazon advertising a "Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assembled (10-Disc Limited Edition Six-Movie Collector's Set)." The package will include all six movies that have been released by Marvel in multi-disc form as follows:
• Marvel’s The Avengers (Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray)
• Captain America: The First Avenger (Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray)
• Thor (Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray)
• Iron Man 2 (Blu-ray)
• The Incredible Hulk (Blu-ray)
• Iron Man (Blu-ray)
• Bonus Disc - “The Phase One Archives” (Blu-ray)
• Collectible packaging with exclusive memorabilia from the Marvel Cinematic Universe
What's more, the site has also posted a teaser image of the box, which appears to be similar to the metal case that Nick Fury uses to transport the Cosmic Cube in The Avengers and the end of Thor. Given that the case includes a piece of "exclusive memorabilia," my bet would be that inside the case, along with all of the discs, is a model cosmic cube that glows blue. Check out the image below:
Here's the big problem, though: this box set is obviously intended only for the biggest fans of the franchise, but all of them probably own all of the previously released films on Blu-ray already (I know that I do). So will this set be worth? The price tag for the set is $153.30, or $25.55 per film, which is actually pretty pricey. So what do you think? Will you buy the Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One box set?