Marvel trails The Consultant short film online

Marvel has posted a clip online from the short film The Consultant , which features S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson (Clark Gregg).

The clip was first shown to Comic-Con fans who attended Marvel's Cup O’ Joe panel and the short will appear in full on the Blu-ray and 3D Blu-ray release of Thor .

Gregg will also appear as Coulson in another short titled A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Thor’s Hammer... - although it's not yet known when and where that will appear.

Both shorts are self-contained stories following the daily life of a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent.

“I got a call from a rising young executive over at Marvel named Kevin Feige to talk about the Avengers,” joked Gregg, who plays Coulson in Iron Man , Iron Man 2 , Thor and The Avengers .

“In that conversation he said they had this crazy idea. They want to do some shorts about a couple of different days in the life of Agent Coulson. Some connective tissue between the movies."

Marvel One-Shot: The Consultant takes place sometime after the plots of Iron Man 2, Thor , and The Incredible Hulk , but before The Avengers .