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.

EP Louis D’Esposito Shares Another Doctor Strange Set Photo

Louis D’Esposito has been taking advantage of his position as executive producer on nearly every Marvel project by tweeting out a plethora of set photos from Doctor Strange which is currently filming in the UK. Along with the batch we shared earlier this week, we’ve now got another of D’Esposito posing with the film’s visual effects supervisor Stef Ceretti. With filming well underway, it should only be a matter of time before we get some official photos and a teaser from Marvel, so stay tuned.

Doctor Strange will release on November 4th, 2016.

Source: Louis D’Esposito on Twitter

Daredevil Season Two

With Daredevil currently filming for Season 2, it’s only a matter of time before we get more news and story details. Until then, things have stayed busy behind-the-scenes. Thanks to the Twitter page @PageMurdock, we have a shot of a note from star Charlie Cox to the show’s crew thanking them for all they endure to bring the gritty, street-level action series to life.

Along with the cute Daredevil LEGO, the note mentions that Cox will be donating to the Choroideremia Research Foundation, dedicated to studying a degenerative choroid and retinal disease that eventually leads to blindness. To learn more about the charity, you can visit their site.

In production news, electronic duo Prism Surf has announced that their track “Lone Ranger” will be featured in an upcoming Season 2 episode of Daredevil. It’s quite possible that the track will even be attached to the trailer for the new season which will likely drop early next year.

Season Two of Daredevil will premiere sometime next year and you can catch up on Season One in its entirety on Netflix now.

Source: Murdock and Page on Twitter and Prism Surf on Instagram

Chloe Bennet Honored At Unforgettable Awards

The American entertainment industry has a long history of poorly representing or blatantly typecasting POCs. But over the years, there has been some progress. Honoring the shift is the Unforgettable Awards, a ceremony presented by Audrey Magazine and KoreAm Journal, that celebrates Asian Americans in modern media. Along with TV leads such as Steven Yeun and Randall Park, Marvel’s very own Chloe Bennet (Daisy on Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.) was recognized for her starring role in the hit series.

“When I first got out here, I was told that I wasn’t white enough to be the lead and not Asian enough to be the best friend,” stated Bennet. “Six years later, I’m three seasons deep in a major network show and that in itself is progress.”

While Marvel’s films still generate criticism for their lack of diversity, their TV arm has been fairing much better when it comes to representing the world we live as Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. not only stars Bennet, but fellow Chinese American actor Ming-Na Wen as well. Hopefully it won’t be too far in the future when casting diversity will no longer be news, and will simply be the way things are.

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns to ABC on March 8th, and Season 1 and 2 are currently streaming on Netflix.

Source: Variety.

Drew Goddard Talks Punisher in Daredevil Season 2

Drew Goddard, the man that was originally set to showrun Daredevil on Netflix before turning to Sony’s previously planned Sinister Six film, has been opening up about the second season of Daredevil in recent interviews. He has previously commented on his involvement level in the series, as well as how they went about presenting Wilson Fisk in the series. In a new interview with Collider, Goddard talks a bit about bringing The Punisher into the second season.

“We try never to make pushing the boundary the goal, if that makes sense. You just do what’s right for the character. I think what’s nice about Netflix is that we have the freedom to be a little more adult, but none of us sit in the writers’ room and say, ‘Let’s shock everyone today.’ That’s not really the goal. It’s more about what’s the character’s going through. Obviously these characters, Frank, deal with darker and dirtier things, so we’ll see what happens there, but it’s never where we start. We start with character and if we’re allowed to push it, then we do”

Source: Collider.

Behind The Scenes Photos From Season 3 Of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Season 3 of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been a wild ride so far. The cast and characters have been through a lot, and traveled quite a bit. ABC has released some new behind-the-scenes photos of the cast and crew putting together some of the more memorable moments of the season so far.

Source: ABC

Stephen Amell Asked If He’d Appear In A Marvel Project

On one of his regular video Q&A’s that actor Stephen Amell does on his popular Facebook page, the Arrow star was asked if he’d ever take on a Marvel role despite being the lead in a DC property. You can view the video below!

“Sure, why not? I’m up for roles — movie roles — although I’ve never really read Marvel Comics and I was always a DC guy even before I was a DC guy. But, oh yeah, it’s not like if I got offered an awesome Marvel superhero, I’d be like ‘No, I can’t.'”


Posted by Stephen Amell on Monday, December 14, 2015

Source: Stephen Amell on Facebook

Clark Gregg and Jed Whedon Discuss Season 3 of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.

With Agent Carter set to premiere on January 19th, we won’t get the mid-season premiere of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. until March 8th. Between now and then, fans have many questions about the gang after the events of “Maveth” and what we can look forward to in the remainder of Season Three. IGN caught up with Coulson himself (Clark Gregg) at the premiere for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and asked him his thoughts on what happened to Ward (Brett Dalton) and what will be revealed about his new co-pilot when the series returns next year.

And over at Entertainment Weekly, contributor Angel asked executive producer Jed Whedon what we can expect in regards to Daisy and Lincoln’s relationship moving forward.

In case you missed it, we’ll see them dating when the show returns for the second half of the season, but I imagine it won’t be easy as Daisy’s Secret Warriors really start to come together. “Being a leader is a mixed bag,” EP Jed Whedon says. “Daisy is going to find out that it’s not just getting to call the shots. The decisions you make you have to live with. She’ll have to face that reality in coming episodes.”

And for those in the UK who have yet to see any of Season 3, don’t worry, it’s coming in 2016.

Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns to ABC on March 8th in the US and Season 3 premieres in January in the UK.

Sources: IGN, EW, and Marvel UK.

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