Spider-Man got revenge on Loki by making him think he’s a chicken. Iron Man wasn’t a big fan of that move, but watching the Funko Pop! versions of the three iconic Marvel superheroes battle it out over Loki’s scepter is probably something Tony Stark would enjoy.
Marvel and Funko announced the first animated installment, “Spellbound,” of their new collaboration on November 30, and two more are on the way. “Bait N Switch” will feature two members of the Guardians of the Galaxy team: Rocket and Groot. Rocket will be forced to break into the Collector’s museum to free Groot. The third and final short, “Chimichanga,” will feature a face-off between the Merc with a mouth, Deadpool, and the always pleasant Venom. This first short has Iron Man and Spider-Man taking on Loki on what looks to be a New York City rooftop.
“Telling Marvel stories in the Funko Pop! aesthetic is a special kind of magic unlike anything we’ve ever done,” said in a press release by Cort Lane, Marvel’s senior vice president of animation and family entertainment. “These shorts are both hilarious and action-packed — and irresistibly adorable too. Really, I think all audiences will love them.”
Mark Robben, Funko’s Director of Marketing, said, “We are beyond excited to bring our Pop! Vinyl to life by collaborating with Marvel. We hope fans enjoy these short films as much as they do collecting Pop!, and hopefully we’ll be able to create many more.”
Be on the lookout for “Bait N Switch” on December 7 and “Chimichangas” on December 14.