S.H.I.E.L.D.'s gotta clean up in 1st footage from Avengers short

We knew the team at S.H.I.E.L.D. would be back in action with the new, short film Item 47, which will be included in the Avengers Blu-ray release—and now we have our first look at some footage from the 12-minute short.

The film will star Lizzy Caplan as half of a crime-committing duo, causing all kinds of trouble with an alien gun recovered after the epic alien battle in NYC we saw in The Avengers.

Caplan will be hunted down by a team of S.H.I.E.L.D. agents played by Maximiliano Hernández and Titus Welliver, sent to recover the weapon and clean up the mess Caplan is leaving in her wake.

In the first snippet of footage to leak out via a viral marketing stunt, we get a peek inside S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters, as the agents prepare to ship out:

Marvel plans to include similar shorts in future DVD releases, all of which play into the expansion of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. As screenwriter Eric Pearson put it to Entertainment Weekly:

"Anything that expands the world and shows you the more human elements of it, that just makes the world more colorful and fun for the average viewer."
What do you think? Did you like the previous shorts that focused on Agent Coulson, and are you looking forward to this one?

(Via Comic Book Movie)

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