The upcoming "Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One" collector's edition set might have been pushed back until April 2, 2013, but Marvel Studios is making the wait well worth it. The boxed set goes on pre-sale later today, and the fact that it will include a look at the movies in the upcoming MCU: Phase Two might be enough to convince some fans to take the $219 plunge.
"[The set includes] footage, concept art, and a few new surprises," Kevin Feige told Entertainment Weekly of the Phase Two preview in the collector's edition set. "Also, look for a nod to 'Iron Man 3' in the Tony Stark S.H.I.E.L.D. file in the box set.”
In addition to a new look at Phase Two, which includes "Iron Man 3," "Thor: The Dark World," "Captain America: The Winter Soldier," "Guardians of the Galaxy," "Ant-Man" and "The Avengers 2," fans who purchase this special edition set will also get to see some new deleted scenes from each of the films in "Phase One."
“We went back to the editor's assembly of each film and discovered some rare moments that dropped out of the films early on and had not been released on prior discs," Feige said, adding that these will help fans "to catch the connective tissue that paved the way toward the Avengers assembling."
Feige said Marvel "spent an embarrassing amount of time" compiling the "S.H.I.E.L.D. Files" special feature as well, and the information contained there will also "help tie all of the Phase one [Marvel Comics Universe] films together." The "S.H.I.E.L.D. Files" include character information that's full of Easter eggs and "movie-accurate props."
If you're itching for a tease of what you can see once you open the "Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One" suitcase, head over to EW to watch a "Thor" alternate ending.
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