Another week down means another version of the MCU Weekly Pulse coming your way, made available exclusively here on MCU Exchange. If you’re like me and stressing out on whether you’ll make your fantasy football playoffs this afternoon, no worries! Take a load off, read The Pulse, and catch up on all of the little things that happened in the Marvel Cinematic Universe within the past week.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The mid-season finale of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was this past Tuesday and it certainly didn’t disappoint. We got an epic fight sequence featuring most of the agents in the show in addition to Ghost Rider. Then at the end of the show, we learned that Secret Warrior Yo-Yo “Slingshot” Rodriguez would be getting her own digital short series premiering December 13, 2016. In the below tweet, actress Natalia Cordova-Buckley, who plays Rodriguez on AoS, can be seen testing out a pretty gnarly camera helmet.
— Natalia Cordova (@YOSOYCORDOVA)
During the previously-talked-about fight sequence, we even saw Director Mace, as portrayed by actor Jason O’Mara, join in on the action. Mace, who is the Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Inhuman known as Patriot, suited up to help his agents take on Eli Morrow. Actor Clark Gregg, who plays the fan-favorite Agent Phil Coulson on the show, snapped a quick behind the scenes picture of O’Mara.
While we don’t know exactly when the third season of Daredevil is premiering, we can all expect to see the Man without Fear in The Defenders, as actor Charlie Cox was spotted on set with actress Krysten Ritter earlier this week. As we’re waiting for those two shows, here’s some pretty sick artwork we can enjoy that was shared this week.
The work never ends. pic.twitter.com/o9eMYvtMNO
— Daredevil (@Daredevil)
Actress Rosario Dawson, who plays Claire Temple, a nurse that comes to the aid of many of our Netflix heroes, surprised fans this week when she stated on Twitter that she would “be honored” to play Jennifer Walters, a.k.a. She-Hulk, a fan-favorite comic book character. What do you think, MCUEx readers? Would you be interested in Marvel doubling down on Dawson and allow her to play Walters in a future property?
Would be honored to assume the responsibility…! https://t.co/9AWic66aPt
— Rosario Dawson (@rosariodawson)
Sources: Reddit and Twitter.
Doctor Strange is wrapping up its theater run and is slated to bring in about $650 million from the box office. Strange director Scott Derrickson took to Facebook this week to share an entertaining graphic showcasing a Strange-branded beer. I’d say it’s certainly Thor-approved.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2
The first teaser trailer for Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 dropped last week and within 24 hours, it was the most watched Marvel teaser of all time. In the trailer, we got a better look at Baby Groot, and he instantly won the hearts of everyone who watched it. One of our favorites here at The Pulse for sharing great behind the scenes pictures, Marvel co-president Louis D’Espositio, shared a life-size statue of Baby Groot in his office. Louis: how do we get our hands on this? We all want one NOW!
— Louis D’Esposito (@louisde2)
Actress Karen Gillan has posted a lot of GotG2 behind the scenes shots to her Instagram and this week, she posted bottles of several different shades of blue makeup, as she was apparently waiting to test same makeup for her character Nebula.
The below exchange on Twitter is going to excite a lot of you. Actor Vince D’Onofrio and Guardians director James Gunn had a quick back and forth on the micro-blogging service this week where D’onofrio expressed interest in being in one of Gunn’s films. Kingpin vs. Baby Groot? Fight of the century.
And I love your stuff man. We must do something together soon. Kingpin Vs Baby Groot? (Or maybe something else.) https://t.co/xGEDDeXz1M
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn)
Sources: Twitter and Instagram.
The Hollywood Reporter has ranked Jessica Jones, the titular character of the Netflix series of the same name, as the 28th best woman character in Hollywood. While the character, who is played by actress Krysten Ritter, just recently debuted in the MCU last year, she has existed in the Marvel Comicsverse since November 2001. Creator Brian Michael Bendis said he got the idea for the character from a Sean Young interview in Premiere magazine.
“She talked about how it’s worse to have been on the A-list and removed from it than not having been on the list at all,” recalls comics author Brian Michael Bendis. “I found that fascinating, and I thought, ‘What’s the superhero version of that?’ “
Source: The Hollywood Reporter.
Not only did we get the first GotG2 teaser trailer this week, we also got the first look at Tom Holland as Spider-Man in Spider-Man Homecoming. As confirmed in the past, one of the primary antagonists of the first solo MCU film for Spidey is going to be Vulture, as portrayed by Oscar-nominated actor Michael Keaton. While we caught glimpses of Vulture in the trailer, the best look at the villain didn’t come until Hasbro released pictures of the Vulture figure that will be released in the Spring as a part of their Marvel Legends line.
In an interview promoting his latest movie, Transformers: The Last Knight with Collider earlier this week, director Michael Bay shared he doesn’t plan on directing a superhero flick anytime soon.
“I don’t ever wanna take someone like a third of something or second of something. I gotta do my own thing … ‘cause the most fun is when a real director creates the world,” Bay said. “You know, you talk to Ridley Scott, one our favorite things to do is to create the world. Steven Spielberg, create the world. That is what it’s about.”
He added, “If I were to do something, I would have to redo it my way.”
Although he shot the down the idea pretty quickly, he did say he does enjoy watching the movies.
“I really liked ‘Civil War.’ I like a lot of the Marvel movies,” Bay said. “When I saw ‘Iron Man,’ it broke a lot of new ground for me, and it was a great character. Funny, witty, I liked that about it.”
Source: Huffington Post.