A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer is the second of the direct-to-home short films released by Marvel Studios as part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It was released on the Captain America: The First Avenger Blu-ray on October 25, 2011.
S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Phil Coulson stops for gas on his way to Albuquerque, New Mexico. As he goes inside the back of the station to buy snacks, two robbers enter the station and order the owner to hand over the money from the register. When the robbers ask whose car is outside, Coulson reveals himself, surrenders his keys, and offers to surrender his pistol as well. Just as he is about to give up his gun, Coulson distracts the robbers and takes them both down. He then nonchalantly pays for his snacks and leaves the station.
- Clark Gregg as Phil Coulson
- Jessica Manuel as the clerk
- Jeff Prewett as robber #1
- Zach Hudson as robber #2
- The title is a reference to the 1966 film A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.