Last week, fans reported receiving notices of a potential delay regarding preorders of the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase One Box Set (first revealed during Comic-Con). Planned for release on September 25th (the same day Marvel’s The Avengers hits DVD and Blu-ray), the set was to include Blu-ray 3D and Blu-ray presentations of The Avengers, Captain America: The First Avenger and Thor, as well as Blu-ray versions of Iron Man, Iron Man 2 and The Incredible Hulk and the discs were to be housed in a replica of Nick Fury’s briefcase alongside a light-up model Tesseract and many other prop replicas straight from the films.
Speculation suggested that the delay was due to a pending lawsuit on the part of the company that manufactured the case for the film and some fans feared that the set may be cancelled altogether.
There’s some positive news today, however, as the Phase One set will indeed see a release, albeit next spring instead of later this month. SuperHeroHype has confirmed that case design will change, although we’re not yet certain exactly how significantly. Check back for details as they become available.
In related news, Disney Movie Rewards has announced that members can redeem points from the 4-Disc Combo Pack of Marvel’s The Avengers for a digital version of the film’s soundtrack, a digital comic book of Avengers Assemble #1 and for a collectible Matt Ferguson poster (with the option of buying three more to complete the set). There’s no word yet on what those posters look like, but Ferguson’s artwork was initially planned to house the individual discs in the Phase One set. You can check out those illustrations below: