‘Avengers 2’ DVD Details: Deleted Scenes, Gag Reel, But No Marvel Short Film
Avengers: Age of Ultron is arriving on Blu-ray and DVD this fall and while the full list of special features hasn’t been revealed, the first look at what will be included on the disc has been revealed. More importantly, we also know what the disc will not include: a director’s cut and a new One-Shot short film.
EW has the details, many of which are encapsulated in the video above. The disc will include everything you’ve come to expect from a Marvel home release, including behind-the-scenes featurettes, deleted scenes, and a gag reel (and everyone knows that Marvel has the best gag reels). Those deleted scenes should prove especially interesting, since director Joss Whedon’s original cut of the film was almost three hours long and a lot of big moments had to be sliced out of the final version.
Unfortunately, there won’t be a One-Shot included on the disc, which is a shame. These short films have been hit-or-miss, but they were really finding their groove with All Hail the King and Agent Carter (the latter of which proved that Peggy Carter deserved her own spin-off before her show even existed). 10-minute movies that explore the fringes of the Marvel universe aren’t financially viable, so we get it...we just don’t like it very much.
In lieu of a One-Shot, we will instead get a featurette exploring the Infinity Gems, which have been popping up in Marvel movies as part of the grand plan to set up Avengers: Infinity War. So now you have a video to show your non-nerd friends when they start grilling you about all of the plot details they didn’t quite grasp.
Avengers: Age of Ultron his shelves on October 2 (and September 8 on Digital HD). Marvel has also released a few clips from the movie itself (including one of the best moments in the entire movie) to remind you to pick this one up.