UPDATE: Marvel and Disney have finally commented on the delay by taking to the Facebook accounts of the Marvel movies and promising even more content and features for the delayed release. As of now there is no word if that means more character and SHIELD files we know come with the release, or if it will mean more content will be added like commentary tracks and features which would have to be recorded for the DVD release. We’ll be sure to keep you updated as more is revealed. Here’s Marvel’s comment:
The limited edition Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled Collection has been delayed and is scheduled to ship in Spring 2013. The Collection will come in a new briefcase and include even more than the content and features that we had first advertised.
We had reported not too long ago that an impending lawsuit from a German luggage company had changed Marvel and Disney’s plans for the Marvel Phase One Box Set that would include all the movies from 2008 in a special replica case that held the Tesseract in The Avengers movie. It appears that Marvel and Disney will go back to the drawing board for the packaging and release the Phase One set next spring.
Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the set will be pushed back to an unspecified date this coming spring, according to sources at Disney. The case, designed to be a smaller version of the one Nick Fury had in the movie, will scrapped and a newly designed package will be released in several months. Amazon had already shut down pre-orders and other stores have stopped offering the set as well.
Bad news for those that already pre-ordered their set, but the good news is that The Avengers regular DVD and Blu-ray discs will come out on the planned September 25th date. Did you already pre-order the set? What would you like to see the new case be?
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Source : Entertainment Weekly