Louis D’Esposito

Sept. 20, 2012 | 3:52 p.m.

‘Avengers’ Blu-ray: Louis D’Esposito’s ‘Item 47’ fulfills a dream

Louis D’Esposito escorts guests through the offices of Marvel Studios like a proud father. Meet the directors of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”! Check out this test footage for “Ant-Man”! Now Marvel’s co-president can say, “Look at my movie!” After about 25 years as an assistant director and producer on mainstream movies including “Ishtar,” “Basic Instinct” and “S.W.A.T.,” and six years overseeing Marvel superhero adaptations such as “Thor” and “The Avengers,” D’Esposito has fulfilled an ambition to make his own film. His 10-minute short “Item 47” ships next week with the “Avengers” Blu-ray disc. It tells the story of a young couple who live in the same world as Thor and Iron Man — the perfect material for a man who brings home comic books to research superheroes but seems to be friends with every person he passes. “Lou is […]
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