First Avengers Short Online
First in a series featuring Clark Gregg
Anticipation for Joss Whedon's superhero ensemble piece The Avengers continues to grow, with Marvel releasing the first promotional short film in a series, The Consultant.
Featuring Agents Coulson (Clark Gregg) and Sitwell (Maximillian Hernandez) in a classic talking-in-a-diner set up, the short gives an insight into the less glamourous side of the lived of S.H.I.E.L.D agents, as they bitch and moan about orders from the top regarding the formation of the superhero team. It sets the tone nicely for the film, and it's always a thrill to see glimpses of the cast doing their thing. It seems to tie in events of The Incredible Hulk, The Avengers and Iron Man 2, and the next short, named A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer, is set to follow in the near future (presumably to establish events of this summer's hammer-fest in the Avengers universe).
The Avengers is set for a May 2012 release.