Good news if you've been waiting to buy that big briefcase of cubes and discs other shapes that Marvel would like to sell you: it finally has an updated release date, and now there will be even more crap in there!
Originally scheduled for release last September, Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One - Avengers Assembled (catchy, right?) was at the last minute delayed due to an issue with the set's briefcase packaging, which a German luggage manufacturer filed suit against, claiming it was too similar to one of their fancy briefcases not used to store superhero movies. Now that issue has been sorted out--the packaging was slightly redesigned, and all those unusable briefcases were hopefully sent to needy, underworked businesschildren in Africa--and according to EW, the set will now again go on pre-sale today with an April 2nd release date.
As previously seen, the set comes with an ephemerally glowing tesseract and ten discs of films and bonus features--and now that the studio has had all this extra time to prep the set, those bonus features will include more than they would have before, with Marvel reportedly using the downtime to add some so-called "Phase 2" previews. Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige wouldn't say what exactly is in store on that front but did tease "footage, concept art, and a few new surprises." Some possibilities: new clips or trailers for any of the several upcoming Marvel sequels; the scarcely-shown Ant-Man test footage; additional concept art from Guardians of the Galaxy; a tiny scrap of paper upon which Feige has discreetly written how much insane money he expects to make from The Avengers 2; some of the Robert Downey Jr. goatee trimmings Jon Favreau had been quietly saving; and/or $$$??? Guess we'll find out in a few months.