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Avengers sequel expected to premier next week at SDCC. Well, sort of…

July 5th, 2012 by Marc Comments

What’s this a sequel to the Avengers?! Already?! Well, sort of…

Dubbed Item 47, the Avengers ‘sequel’ is a 12-minute short that will make its debut at SDCC next weekand and will be included on the Avengers DVD and Blu-ray release this September 25th.

Actor Maximiliano Hernández will appear as Agent Sitwell – a character he already played in Thor, the Avengers and the previous short The Consultant (clip below). This time out Sitwell and another SHIELD agent played Titus Welliver are tracking down a couple,  Benny and Claire, played by Lizzy Caplan (Cloverfield) and Jesse Bradford (Swimfan), who have a gun left behind by the Chitauri aliens at the end of Avengers – the gun is the ‘item 47’ of the title – and are using it to rob banks and the like.

Marvel exec Louis D’Esposito, reports EW,  directed the short from a screenplay by Eric Pearson, who also wrote the screenplays for the two much shorter and less elaborate SHIELD-centric short films – A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer and The Consultant.

We can’t wait to see this and, along with the additional 35mins of Avengers goodness on the blu-ray/DVDs, we cannot wait for September!

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….