Hayley Atwell's Peggy Carter takes center stage in the latest Marvel One-Shot, "Agent Carter," but the short film almost featured a different yet still familiar face: Loki.
Marvel Studios Co-President Louis D'Esposito, who directed "Item 47" and the new short, reveals to Entertainment Weekly that Tom Hiddleston's god of mischief nearly received a One-Shot of his own.
"I'm not gonna lie, when we were developing these [One-Shot] stories I was trying to develop a Loki story," he said, adding that setting a short on Asgard would be too difficult to pull off on a limited budget. "The short would be 30 seconds, and it's over. One shot of Loki on Asgard."
D'Esposito also said it's hard to use the One-Shot series as an avenue to introduce new major superheroes to the Marvel Cinematic Universe — someone like Captain Marvel, for example.
"That's a plan that requires a lot of coordination," he said. It's difficult to find something that's enjoyable, that we can tell with the budget limitations and in the time we have. Introducing a lot of complicated variables might weaken that."
"Marvel One-Shot: Agent Carter" will premiere Saturday at Comic-Con International during Marve's Hall H presentation. The short will be included as a bonus feature on the Iron Man 3 Blu-ray, which arrives Sept. 24.