While Marvel fans will have to wait a few months for the Marvel Cinematic Universe to let loose with its newest full-lengths (Captain America: The Winter Soldier will be released on April 4th, and Guardians of the Galaxy will hit on August 1st), on February 25th they’ll be able to whet their appetites with a new short film set in-universe.
Entitled All Hail the King, the new short film follows in the tradition of other “Marvel One-Shot” short films as Item 47 and Agent Carter, and will be packaged within a larger released—specifically, All Hail the King will be a bonus feature on the Thor: The Dark World blu-ray that will be released on February 25th.
THOR: THE DARK WORLD AND IRON MAN 3 SPOILERS AHEAD
While the title seems to hint at a plot concerning the end of Thor: The Dark World (in which Loki takes the form of his adopted father, Odin, steals his throne, and secretly becomes the new king of Asgard) and that certainly seems likely, given that All Hail the King is on the Thor: The Dark World blu-ray, /Film speculates that it could involve the true identity of the Mandarin, as Ben Kingsley previously hinted at a new Mandarin short film.
What do you think of the All Hail the King news?