To be included with the home video release of The Avengers, Item 47 is the latest Marvel One-Shot short that--like A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor's Hammer--provides some exposition between the cash register noises of the big Marvel tentpole films. This one stars Lizzy Caplan and Jesse Bradford as a young couple who, after the events of The Avengers, find one of the alien Super Soakers and think, "Hey, what if we used this powerful alien gun like one would use a normal gun, and just rob some banks?" See the first clip from the short below.
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