Marvel Co-President Talks Shorts And A Scrapped Nick Fury Story


marvel bannerLouis D’Esposito has been out and about promoting Agent Carter quite a bit recently. Marvel‘s Co-President and director of many of their shorts has been talking about his work on the latest mini-movie featuring Hayley Atwell that comes out with the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray release and what that means as for the chances of a female-led feature film getting made. Now D’Esposito talks about the future of Marvel‘s one-shots and even a scrapped idea for one involving the injury that caused Nick Fury to wear his iconic eye patch.

louis despositoSpeaking with Screen Crush about Agent Carter, D’Esposito talked about the ever expanding nature of the shorts. He explains that they can’t get too much bigger or they won’t be shorts anymore. The planning for the next one-shot begins around 6 months before the home video release of a film. The director talked about the process that goes into creating a short and one idea they abandoned involving Nick Fury, Dum Dum Dugan, and Wakanda:

Yes, the ‘One Shot’ development process is a little different than the features, obviously. With the features we set it, and everything is going towards that. We’ve developed a lot of shorts because Eric Pearson, the writer on all them, he was part of our writer’s program and now he’s a great friend of the family. We developed a lot of shorts with him over the years, so we have some crazy ideas that happen in Asgard, and some characters done in their youth. We were developing a story about young Nick Fury going with Dum Dum Dugan to Wakanda, and they’re sitting on a plane and Dum Dum is sitting next to Nick Fury eating an orange, and the orange squirts him in the eye, and maybe that’s the reason he has an eye patch. Maybe that’s the start. It really burns, so maybe he put some tape on it. The story he doesn’t want to tell is that it happened because of Dum Dum’s orange (laughs). Obviously we shelved that.

You can read the entire interview with D’Esposito by clicking here. With Item 47 and Agent Carter, D’Esposito has proven he has a very unique style and can handle a lot of big action. It would be interesting to see him take on a larger Marvel movie. These shorts make a perfect audition piece. He is the Co-President of Marvel Studios so I’m sure he could get an interview if he wanted. The Nick Fury idea doesn’t sound that great at all, so it was a good thing it was scrapped. Dum Dum Dugan and Nick Fury going to Wakanda is an idea ripe for potential though. What do you think about D’Esposito‘s comments? Are you surprised to hear they start work on the shorts 6 months before a Blu-ray release and shoot them in less than a week?

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Source : ScreenCrush