I love this idea. It would be a great way to try out new characters on the big screen without having to sink hundreds of millions into the franchise. They could utilize characters already brought to the big screeen in features and could devolop smaller characters from those movies. There could be little stand alone adventures, crossovers, etc., that wouldn't require the type of inflation that takes place in making the stories two hours long. Or, make the origin story a short and then make the feature a stand alone story without being bogged down in the origin. I also just like the idea of well made shorts at the beginings of movies - like what Pixar does. There is a lot of potential here, don't you think? You can read more on this over at slashfilm.com.