Do you remember when there were rumors that Marvel was going to make some short films starring Agent Coulson? Well, it appears to be true, because they just released this clip from what appears to be called “The Consultant,” which is at least partially set at some point before Tony Stark meets General Ross in the post-credits teaser of The incredible Hulk. This one will be including on the Thor DVD and Blu-ray, and I hope there are more — neither Coulson nor his actor Clark Gregg get a lot of press in the Marevl movie universe, but I love the character, and I’m happy to watch him wherever and whenever. Honestly, I’d probably rather watch an Agent Coulson movie over a Black Widow movie. Thanks to Jamey B. for the tip.
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