To make up for the months long delay over the suitcase packaging, we are now getting word that the Box Set will come with a nice upgrade of features, including “a showcase of the studio’s upcoming Phase Two slate of movies!”
Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige says that the new showcase will feature “footage, concept art, and a few new surprises. Also, look for a nod to Iron Man 3 in the Tony Stark S.H.I.E.L.D. file in the box set.”
But that’s not all! In addition to the Phase Two sneak peak, Feige says that the production offices went back and found tons of new footage from Marvel’s Phase One films, including deleted scenes, alternate takes and more, all of which will also be available:
“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…We spent an embarrassing amount of time compiling the ‘Shield Files’ included in the box set to be sure that each character’s file was full of great, movie-accurate props and Easter eggs, which help tie all of the Phase one [Marvel Comics Universe] films together.”
Suddenly, double dipping doesn’t sound like that horrible of an idea…
The Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled Box Set is now available for preorder with a price of $219 and will hit store shelves April 2, 2013.