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We currently sit on the eve of yet another major Marvel Studios Blu-ray/DVD release, as Alan Taylor's Thor: The Dark World will be hitting shelves at midnight tonight. We've spent the last few months telling you all about the release and some of its awesome special features, but believe it or not, we actually still have some more. As you can see above, we have a brand new clip from a featurette about the Thor sequel's score, and below you will also find a cool retro poster for the new Marvel One Shot All Hail The King, courtesy of EW.
In the short film, which was both written and directed by Iron Man 3 co-writer Drew Pearce, we catch up with terrorist pawn/Mandarin impersonator Trevor Slattery (Sir Ben KingsleyKingsley) as he finds himself locked away in Seagate Prison and living life as a celebrity inmate. The story begins as he gets ready to do a final interview with a documentary filmmaker (Scoot McNairy) who wants to hear his side of the story, but what Trevor doesn't know is that there are a few people in the world who really hated his performance for a very important and special reason. I actually recently had the chance to speak with Pearce about the short film and its impact on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and I will have all the awesome details for you tomorrow!
Marvel Studios has been churning out big blockbusters since 2008, but in the last two years they've really hit their stride. Joss Whedon's The Avengers, of course, was a massive success and currently stands as the third highest grossing movie of all time worldwide, while Shane Black's Iron Man 3 sits at number five on that same list. Alan Taylor's Thor: The Dark World didn't put up quite those numbers, but it was successful enough to become the most successful Marvel solo movie outside of the Iron Man series. Coming up this year we have both Joe and Anthony Russo's Captain America: The Winter Soldier and James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy, which will be followed by both Joss Whedon's The Avengers: Age of Ultron and Edgar Wright's Ant-Man in 2015. There are many months and years ahead reporting about new Marvel Studios films in development, and we can't wait for more.