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.

Behind The Scenes Of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.


Visual Efects artist Mark Kolpack uploaded a new behind the scenes video showing the visual effects for Season 3 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. The video shows how the actors pushed through to other planets, Brett Dalton being converted into Hive’s true form, elaborate explosions, Lash’s conversion, and, of course, all the special effects necessary to give the Inhumans their powers on screen.

vfx Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 03 Visual Effects Reel from Mark Kolpack on Vimeo.

Unfortunately, due to the privacy settings on the video it can’t be viewed outside of Vimeo. So you’ll have to head to the link above in order to check out the video!

Source: Mark Kolpack

Jessica Jones Everywhere!

Jessica and Kilgrave

Even though Jessica Jones has been released for seven months, there is still constant conversation about the show. One would think that all of the Easter eggs from a Marvel property released for this long would be found by now, but Loren Weeks pointed out one that hasn’t gotten much attention.

It’s common for the background decoration to call to the comics in the Marvel shows, and very cool that they threw in that one little detail. Obviously, Marvel and Netflix don’t want people to stop talking about Jessica Jones, especially moving into Emmy season. Two weeks ago we saw the Daredevil “For Your Consideration” posters, and now it seems that Jessica is popping up to be considered.

Jessica Jones season 1 is available on Netflix

Chris Pratt Posts Photos Of Starlord And Stunt-Starlord


Need two Star-Lords for the price of one? Well, that’s probably wishful thinking, considering Tony Macfarr, Chris Pratt‘s stunt double, likely gets paid quite a bit – having worked with Pratt on Jurassic World (he even worked on this year’s Captain America: Civil War). These images were posted from the set of Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol.2 and gives us a peek at some enhancements to Star-Lord’s costume design.

Here’s a better view.

A photo posted by chris pratt (@prattprattpratt) on

James Gunn posted himself holding this cool GOTG:Vol2 combi-license plate, apparently gifted to him by Zoe Salanda and her director hubby Marco to celebrate wrapping the movie.

Wow! Thank you @zoesaldana & @pirateyadimar for my amazing wrap gift! ❤️

A photo posted by James Gunn (@jamesgunn) on

Another behind the scenes post, this time for Karen Gillan on her last day of shooting. Her Instagram revealed the exact shades of purple and blue required to create Nebula’s skin tone.

Final day as Nebula on #guardiansofthegalaxy2

A photo posted by Karen Gillan (@karengillanofficial) on

And we come to it at last, the very final ‘WhatWeShotWednesday’ – Being the last, I was hoping Gunn was going to render this in oil on canvas or something, but I suppose he has got a lot on his plate. This week looks like we’ve got some Star-Lord, Rocket and (baby) Groot action.

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

Source: Chris Pratt, Karen Gillan on Instagram, James Gunn on Instagram and Twitter

Iron Fist Sees More Outside Filming


Sadly, no set photos showing a fully costumed Danny Rand, but we did get this from Finn Jones‘ Instagram page, indicating more on location shooting for the fourth original Marvel Netflix show.


A photo posted by Finnstagram (@finnjones) on

Iron Fist is out 2017.

Source: Finnstagram

X-Men’s Iceman Fancies Himself As Ghost Rider


In light of Fox’s X-men: Apocalypse recasting many of the franchise’s original characters, it’s probably fair to say that Shawn Ashmore’s stint as cold-as-ice mutant Bobby Drake AKA Iceman has run its course. That’s not to say the actor wouldn’t mind a crack at another Marvel character over in the MCU – specifically chain-wielding, skull-chopped maniac Ghost Rider. This on IGN News.


Daredevil Eyes Yet More Emmy Nominations


Following a concerted campaign by Marvel to get every single cast member of Daredevil awarded an Emmy, now the stunt co-ordinator wants a piece of the action. Philip Silvera posted this video submission for season two’s awesome fight choreography and action sequences.

Netflix have also produced these cool tumblers championing their original series’, including a Daredevil one.

My friends at @netflix sent me some show-themed pint glasses for Father’s Day! Pretty cool #streamteam perk!

A photo posted by Dad and Buried (@dadandburied) on

Daredevil season’s 1 and 2 are available on Netflix.

Source: Philip Silvera on Twitter

Ragnarok Director Speculates Thor’s Affiliation During Civil War


The end of Avengers: Age of Ultron saw Thor take another space-bound excursion, which means he sat out Cap and Iron Man’s bust-up completely and wasn’t in position to ally himself to one side or the other. If he had however, according to Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi in an interview with Fandango, the esteemed son of Odin would have leant more in favour of #TeamCaptain.

“We’ve talked a little bit about this. Personally, I feel Thor would have started his own team. He wouldn’t have liked the idea of those teams. But, even though Thor is from outer space and he lives in a palace, part of me likes to think he would side with Cap. I would side with Cap purely because I don’t trust billionaires.”

You can read the whole article here

Thor: Ragnarok is out October 27, 2017.

Source: Fandango

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