Entertainment Weekly has unveiled some details about the newest Marvel One-Shot “Item 47”. The short, 12 minutes in length and directed by Marvel exec Louis D’Esposito, centers around a financially downtrodden couple, Benny (Jesse Bradford) and Claire (Lizzy Caplan), who discover a Chituari weapon following the events of THE AVENGERS and set off on a bank robbing spree. Maximiliano Hernández (reprising his role as “Agent Sitwell”) and Titus Welliver (the “Man In Black” from LOST) play the two S.H.I.E.L.D agents tasked to track them down.
This is quite a change up from the previous Marvel One-Shots “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Thor’s Hammer” and “The Consultant” which featured Agent Coulson (Clark Gregg) wrapping up loose plot threads from THE INCREDIBLE HULK and THOR. Marvel Studios says this push towards exploring new characters in the shorts will continue and might lead towards them testing lesser known heroes (Luke Cage and Iron Fist have been long rumored for the short film treatment) to gauge audience interest.
“Item 47”, which is set to screen in its entirety at the 2012 San Diego Comic-Con, will be available as a bonus feature on the September 25th DVD/Blu-Ray release of THE AVENGERS.