Every MCU One-Shot Ranked From Worst To Best

7. The Consultant

Team Thor Part 2
Marvel Studios

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is famed for its post-credit scenes, with each movie usually having multiple to either tease the future or leave the audience with one last laugh. There were some teething problems in the early years, however.

The post-credit scene of The Incredible Hulk showed Tony Stark speaking to a drunk Thaddeus Ross about the Avengers Initiative; something that seemingly led absolutely nowhere. Thankfully, ‘The Consultant’ was released as a special feature on the Thor DVD to fill in a few blanks.

The short essentially consists of Jasper Sitwell and Phil Coulson setting up and explaining that the World Security Council wanted the Abomination for the Avengers roster, but Nick Fury didn’t. They sent in Tony Stark to essentially sabotage the meeting, and ensure that they didn’t get Blonsky on the team without disobeying a direct order.

It only lasts a couple of minutes, and is 90% just Sitwell and Coulson talking, but it is entertaining, funny, and it does close the book on what did appear to be a very strange plot hole at the very beginning of the franchise.


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