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Here’s The Title Of The New Marvel One-Shot, Could be About Loki?


Thor: The Dark World is coming out on Blu-Ray February 25th, and it’s bringing us the newest Marvel one-shot as a nice, Asgardian bonus. Details are scarce, but we know the short will clock in at 16 minutes and 14 seconds, and is titled “All Hail The King.” But who is this new one-shot going to feature?

Previous Marvel shorts have featured supporting characters from the major Marvel films; “A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Thor’s Hammer” solidified Phil Coulson as everyone’s favorite ever, and ”Agent Carter” might be the springboard for Hayley Atwell‘s new TV show. In keeping with that tradition, it would make sense that another fan fave supporting actor might get the lead in this new short.

Hey, that reminds us… didn’t Ben Kingsley mention a “secret Marvel project” he was working on a few months ago? Kingsley’s fake villain Trevor Slattery was a scene-stealer in Iron Man 3, and seeing more of him on our screens wouldn’t be a bad thing.

SlashFilm and io9, however, are suggesting that – based on the “King” reference in the title – the new short might actually have something to do with Loki (the handsomest troublemaker this side of the Bifröst). No spoilers, but if you’ve seen Thor: The Dark World, you know Loki desire for the Allfather’s throne leads to some interesting developments, so it could be true.

Plus, more Loki? Marvel must know that’s what the fans want. Right?

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  • Traceur

    With the exception of The Avengers and Item 47 being on the same disc and the latter happening immediately after the Battle of New York City, I think this one shot will tie into the events of Iron Man 3 as all previous one shots usually tie into the film that came before in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Any Thor-related one shot will probably be released on the Captain America: The Winter Soldier video release.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/scarletsherlock scarletsherlock

    I am entirely okay with a Loki short.

  • Anonymous

    I’m all for more Slattery. He had me rolling.

  • Katie Frederick

    I’m much more on-board for a Loki one-shot than I am for a full-length film that some fans keep clamoring for (not that I dislike Loki, I just don’t think he needs a full movie and there are other characters I much sooner see headline their own film first). The shorts seem the perfect place for Marvel to highlight the fan-favorites, as we’ve seen with Coulson and Agent Carter.

    That said, I am /really/ curious what they could produce with Ben Kingsley, so I’m kinda rooting for that.

  • http://unbornunicorn.wordpress.com/ Amanda Gun

    Same! I love Loki, I think he’s the absolute best character in the MCU, but I think that if they made a film featuring him as the star it would be only because they caved to fan pressure, and I think he would not be as charming as he is when he is more peripheral.

    One great thing about supporting characters is that they can be a bit more out there, but if you then make them a main character they can sometimes lose a bit of the sparkle. The best example I can think of right now is Brittany from Glee; she was amazing in the first series she was in, when she was just a supporting character, but when they brought her in as a main character she just fell flat because it was impossible to write her in the funny way that the fans loved and still have her be recognisably human.

    TL;DR: I hope they do make a short about Loki because I think that’s the very best balance between more Loki and not too much Loki.

  • Katie Frederick

    Yep. And part of me wonders if one of the reasons Agents of SHIELD isn’t working as well as it could is because Coulson worked better as a supporting character, but maybe the second half of the season can show otherwise.
    And yes, whether or not this is Kingsley’s “secret Marvel project”, I won’t say no to a future Loki short.

  • Anonymous

    Exactly. It’s why Jack Sparrow worked better in the first few Pirate of the Caribbean films than he did in the fourth one. Some characters are just plain better in a supporting role.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t tease me!
    Don’t you DARE TEASE ME!!!!

  • Jessica

    This is only going to be available on blue ray right? I don’t have a blue ray player but I did preorder the movie in HD version on iTunes does that mean I will be able to get the short? I would love to get this short if it’s about Loki :)

  • John Burkhart

    Allfather: Loki, I’m bored. I wish to challenge myself, and I wish to challenge you. Pretend to be me for the next 5 years. I’m going to go wander.

  • E.V. Emmons

    I hope it’s not Ben Kingsley’s character from I3. I wasn’t all that impressed with that movie’s plot, and even less so with that character. I really hope it’s not that. I’m all for Loki though. :D

  • Brandon Cord Bradshaw

    black panther

  • Dave

    Plot twist: It’s Marvel Zombies vs. The Army of Darkness!