Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season Three Begins Production

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. officially began production on its third season yesterday, with make-up artist Wendi Lynn taking to Twitter to announce that day one was officially completed.

With season three officially having begun production, we should start hearing some casting announcements relatively soon – such as confirmed season three villain Lash.

Source: Twitter.

Chloe Bennet Will Have a New Look For Season Three of S.H.I.E.L.D.

When Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. first aired, it was believed to be the story of Agent Phil Coulson after the events of The Avengers, where he died at the hands of Loki. However, by the end of the first season, it was clear that the show was much more than that. The first season of S.H.I.E.L.D. ended up being the origin story of a superhero – Daisy Johnson.

The end of season two saw Skye, who gained her inhuman powers during episode 2×10, accept her true identity as Daisy Johnson. And now, going into season three, actress Chloe Bennet will be getting a bit of a makeover to resemble her comic book counterpart. She posted the following video to her Instragram account a few days ago, teasing a new hair cut for season three. Later taking to twitter to explain that they’re doing a “TV version” of the Daisy Johnson cut.

The #daisyjohnson transformation is beginning. ?? #AgentsofSHIELD @clarisshair

A video posted by Chloe Bennet (@chloebennet4) on

Season three of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., which is currently filming, will premiere on ABC on September 29th.

Source: Chloe Bennet’s Instagram.

Andy Park Reveals More Avengers: Age of Ultron Concept Art

Andy Park, a concept artist for Marvel Studios, has been releasing pieces of concept art he worked on for the film over the past couple of weeks, most of which we’ve covered in previous Pulse posts. His latest piece is one that features Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) in a pivotal scene of Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Avengers: Age of Ultron, which is currently still in theaters, will be released on DVD & Blu-Ray on October 8th.

Source: Andy Park’s Twitter.

George R.R. Martin Praises Ant-Man

George R.R. Martin, the author of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, took to his Livejournal this past week to sing the praises of Marvel’s latest blockbuster, Ant-Man, while also addressing his issues with their villains – something that we’ve covered here.

Given all this history, I had a lot of trepidation when this movie was announced. Would they do it right, would they capture the original Ant-Man from TALES TO ASTONISH and AVENGERS #1, the character I’d loved… or would they fuck it up?? I was eager for the film, but apprehensive about it as well, especially when I heard it would be about Scott Lang, not Hank Pym.

I am relieved and delighted to report that they did it right.

While Martin loved Ant-Man, he did find issue with a few small things, one of them being Yellowjacket.

Also, while Yellowjacket makes a decent villain here (in the comics, of course, he was actually one of Hank’s later identities, after Giant-Man and Goliath), I am tired of this Marvel movie trope where the bad guy has the same powers as the hero.

Ant-Man is currently playing in movie theaters.

Source: George R.R. Martin’s Livejournal.

Brian Michael Bendis Praises Marvel’s Jessica Jones

Brian Michael Bendis, co-creator of Jessica Jones, was asked about the show recently on his Tumblr and he responded by saying that he was very happy with what he’s seen. Bendis states that he has seen the first couple of episodes, and that the show is very faithful.

He then goes on to praise both Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones) and Mike Colter (Luke Cage), even going on to compare Colter’s casting as Luke Cage to the casting of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark/Iron Man!

krysten ritter is soooo good. and michael colter. wait until you see michael colter. the casting of luke cage, in my opinion, and have said this to everyone behind the scenes, is as strong and spot on as the casting of tony stark. its probably the hardest to cast and they got it. perfect.

Jessica Jones is currently filming in New York and is set to hit Netflix later this year.

For those unfamiliar with Jessica Jones, be sure to head over here where we break down the character and Alias, the comic that the show will be based on.

Source: Brian Michael Bendis’ Tumblr.

More Jessica Jones Set Photos Hit The Web

Ever since Jessica Jones entered production back in February of this year, we’ve seen plenty of set photos make their way online, giving us our first looks at Krysten Ritter (Jessica Jones), David Tennant (Purple Man), Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Eka Darville (Malcolm), and Carrie-Anne Moss (Harper). Most of the pictures have been a lot of the same, featuring a bloodied Jessica Jones in torn jeans and a tank-top, and these latest photos are along the same lines… except this time around, Jones is on a tractor.

Jessica Jones is expected to wrap-up this month for a late 2015 release.

Source: Celeb Mafia.

Ant-Man Cast Talks Deleted Scenes

Wonder where all of the dancing scenes came from that Marvel included in this recent TV spot? Director Peyton Reed explains in this interview with MTV that those scenes were from a deleted scene that involved the crew heading to a casino, using Ant-Man to help them cheat at the craps table. Also in the interview, Michael Douglas mentions the original opening scene, which Reed teased as being release as a possible one-shot in the future.

Source: MTV.

Joe Quesada Talks Daredevil Season Two

IGN was able to speak with Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada while at SDCC this year about Daredevil and the addition of the Punisher and Elektra.

When Jon Bernthal was announced as joining the cast as Frank Castle/The Punisher, fans were pretty excited. After all, they’ve been hoping to see the Punisher join the MCU for some time now. When asked how they plan on balancing the two characters, Quesada goes on to say that “sparks will fly” before praising both Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock/Daredevil) and Bernthal.

“We’re so happy to have Jon Bernthal because we have such a world-class cast on Daredevil; we have a world-class actor in Charlie Cox that we want to make sure we chose and were able to attain an actor who is on that same level so I think the combination of seeing Charlie and John perform those parts on the same screen. It’s going to be epic, absolutely epic.”

Another new addition this season is Elektra, who will be portrayed by Elodie Yung. Wile Quesada doesn’t provide many details, he does go on to prase Yung, stating that he believes she is the character.

“I can’t say enough about Elodie Yung. Literally, we scoured the world for the right Elektra and, man, she is the character. She looks like the character, she walks like the character, and then she has the martial arts training and stunt background that she can rely on,” Quesada said, alluding to her roles in action flicks like G.I. Joe: Retaliation and District 13: Ultimatum. “It’s going to be really, really awesome to see her take over the role and see how she embodies and how she personifies Elektra. But again, another world-class actor who I think is going to bring something really special to Daredevil. And I think we established a really good tempo with Season 1, so fans can hopefully expect much more of the same.”

Season two of Daredevil is currently filming in New York and is expected to hit Netflix in April 2016.

Source: IGN.

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