Grab the Shawarma, The Avengers Blu-ray Gets Bonus “Item 47″ Short Film



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No extra-special extras were probably needed to get a ton of people to buy The Avengers on Blu-Ray, but Marvel is throwing one in anyway.

The mysterious Item 47 has been revealed to be a short film that will be packaged with the Blu-Ray set when it becomes available on September 25th. Part of Marvel’s series of “One-Shots,” Item 47 will be a short following a decidedly un-superheroic couple (played by Lizzy Caplan and Jesse Bradford) who find one of the alien weapons scattered about as a result of the alien invasion in The Avengers. The couple, short on cash, make some questionable decisions, which displeases S.H.I.E.L.D. Events unfold.

The “One-Shots” series thus far has aimed to tell stories of the ramifications of those big screen epic superhero battles on the everyman and woman – an especially intriguing angle when looking at the post-alien invasion world of The Avengers. Marvel has suggested that the series, in the future, could be used to introduce less famous superheroes like Black Panther and The Wasp, as trial runs of sorts to gauge interest for full-length features centered around those characters.

That idea is still on the back-burner – currently, the plan is to ship every future Marvel Blu-Ray (think Iron Man 3, Thor 2, etc) with one “One-Shot,” likely still focusing on stories about regular people dealing with a world filled with superheroes and villains.

But, that’s far in the future.  For now, you can look forward to the September 25th release of The Avengers on Blu-Ray, which you can pre-order on Amazon now for $34.99.

Via Entertainment Weekly