Remember that annoying Agent Coulson video clip for Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant we showed you a while back? The full version has now made it online, and we can finally see confirmation of exactly who the consultant was that Coulson didn't want to bring in to solve the problem he and his colleague were facing.
Oh yeah, we also get to know what the problem was, exactly. Previously, we had only known that the short would fill in the gap of time between Iron Man 2 and The Incredible Hulk.
The full short will be on the DVD, Blu-ray and 3-D Blu-ray of Thor, which hits shelves on Sept. 13. This video is a leak, so we're not sure how long it will be up, but just in case it vanishes, there is a synopsis of the video below in all its spoiler-filled glory. Another short is in development featuring Coulson, called A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer. In it, Coulson and a few supporting characters will bridge the gap between the action in Iron Man 2 and Thor.
Coulson and another fellow agent meet at a diner discussing the Avenger Initiative. In the discussion, we learn that originally the Abomination/Emile Blonsky (Tim Roth's character from The Incredible Hulk) was asked to join the team, much to the chagrin of Coulson and his colleague and even Nick Fury, who we are told doesn't like it either. So both try to figure out who could persuade General Ross (William Hurt) to block the World Security Council's decision to have Blonsky on the team. They decide to bring in the consultant, someone who is "arrogant and abrasive, with utter disdain for authority, someone who will offend the General to his very core."
This person is none other than Tony Stark. The video then cuts to the post-credit scene from The Incredible Hulk showing Stark visiting Ross at a bar. The short ends with Coulson and his fellow agent speaking the next day at the same diner about the result of Stark's visit.
(via Geek Tyrant)