Welcome to the MCU Weekly Pulse, a rundown of all the stories throughout the Marvel Cinematic Universe that we didn’t cover in News or Features this past week.

Krysten Ritter Collects Webby Award From Mike Colter

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Jessica Jones continues to garner widespread industry acclaim and critical darling Krysten Ritter was at the Webby Awards to claim her gong for best actress. The award was presented by co-star Mike Colter who, with Luke Cage promising to be the next big thing on Marvel TV, will likely pick up the media limelight moving forward. (Great suit by the way Mike).

And following on from Luke Cage, best bud Iron Fist looks set to pick up the baton next year. There wasn’t much in the way of news concerning Danny Rand this week other than these postings of from set locations, the first marked with the show’s production title ‘Kick’.

Film crew in front of Jarecki Townhouse #kick

A photo posted by Eileen Kennedy McKeever (@eileenkennedymckeever) on

We also got a post from writer/producer Quinton Peeples. I don’t know about you guys, but a photo featuring Iron Fist’s trademark yellow and green color scheme is enough to get me excited.

Back to work. #NYC #setlife #thankful

A photo posted by Quinton Peeples (@qpeeples) on

Jessica Jones Season 1 is out now on Netflix. Luke Cage will be released on September 30th, 2016. Iron Fist is set to be released in 2017.

Source: Krysten Ritter and Quinton Peeples on Instagram.

Spielberg Shows Love For The Guardians Of The Galaxy

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In recent comments, Steven Spielberg seems to have come across as being generally luke-warm on superhero genre movies – claiming that they’re inevitably destined to go the way of the western at some point. Perhaps with some degree of consistency, he’s been quoted as electing Guardians of the Galaxy, perhaps Marvel’s least superhero-ey film to date as his favourite MCU entry. That Raiders of the Lost Ark opening homage probably didn’t do any harm.

You can read the full article here.

And of course, serial tweeter James Gunn was happy to post an emotional acknowledgment of what must surely come as high praise for any director.

And that brings us nicely in to Gunn’s ‘WhatWeShotWednesday’ reveal – Which this week is titled ‘You Don’t Know Anything About Me Jackass’.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 is out April 25th, 2017.

Source: ComicBook.com, James Gunn on Twitter and Facebook

Fans Get To Visit Avengers: Infinity War Set With Indiegogo


While Captain America: Civil War continues its stellar run, a campaign on Indiegogo supported by the directors of that movie gives you a chance visit the set of their next. The Russo Brothers invite you to join them as executive producers on Dizzy Pursuit, the first original feature film set entirely in one room, and visit the production of Avengers: Infinity War (or whatever it’s going to be called) as part of the deal. That particular perk will cost you $8,000 dollars, though, but think of the memories!!

You can read more about the campaign here.


Cut The Check! Anthony Mackie has spoken! Again! This time he’s been talking to the Nerdist podcast where he commented about Civil War‘s success and dropped the earth-shattering revelation that Marvel’s own grand-overlord Kevin Feige is often more affectionately referred to as ‘Figgles’.

You can listen to the whole podcast here.

Captain America: Civil War is in theaters now. Avengers: Infinity War (part 1) is set to be released May 4, 2018

Source: Collider, Nerdist

Taika Waititi Reveals Electrifying New Thor: Ragnorok Concept Art


It’s been an eventful week for Thor:Ragnorok in terms of cast and character announcements – and we also got a peek at the first concept art featuring Cate Blanchett‘s Hela. This week also saw the reveal of Thor’s new look (It’s a good look!) courtesy of this Instagram post by director Taika Waititi. I’m not sure of that’s a surplus of abdominal muscles but I think we can all agree it’s a striking image nevertheless.

My first design concepts starting to take shape. I’m all over this sheeeit. #14pack

A photo posted by Taika Waititi (@taikawaititi) on

Thor: Ragnorok is set to be released July 28th, 2017.

Source: Taika Waititi on Instagram

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D Goes Out With A Bang


Well, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D‘s Season 3 wrapped up this week and (SPOILERS), as promised, we lost a series regular (or two). Luke Mitchell posted a shot on Instagram of Brett Dalton and himself aboard a certain ill-fated quinjet.

I thought the design and digital effects for Hive’s final reveal were remarkable considering it was being executed on a TV budget. Effects Supervisor Mark Kolpack has been expressing his thanks for similar praise across the Twittersphere.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. will return this fall for season four.

Source:Luke Mitchell on Instagram, Mark Kolpack on Twitter

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