It's been almost four months but Marvel's Studio's $219.00 MSRP, 10-disc, 6-movie box set of films, spanning from 2008’s Iron Man to last May’s The Avengers is heading back into stores. The original suitcase packaging was held back because of a lawsuit back in September but that is now behind us and the new collectors package has a different case with the same glowing Tesseract cube. The Blu-ray set will go on pre-sale today for an April 2nd release.
With the additional time between releases, Marvel decided to add a showcase of the studio’s upcoming Phase Two slate of movies to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe: Phase One. The set will also include deleted scenes from each of the past films, such as this variation on the ending to Thor, with a rooftop Natalie Portman sending out the most long-distance “I miss you” message in history.
“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,” Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige commented. "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,” Feige said.
The set also gives fans a look at Marvel’s Phase Two, which starts in May with Iron Man 3 and includes Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Ant-Man, Guardians of the Galaxy and, of course, The Avengers 2. Phase Two preview would include “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.”