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.

Fight Coordinators Talk Us Through Daredevil’s Awesome Combat Sequences


Variety posted this interesting video feature on Daredevil‘s fight scenes, not only revealing some of the technicalities behind the stunt pre-viz and execution involved, but also giving insight into how the character’s individual fighting styles were effectively mapped to their narrative arcs and base motivations. You can watch the video below.

The official Daredevil Twitter feed also put out another motion poster below.

Daredevil is presently streaming on Netflix

Source: Variety, Daredevil on Twitter

Tessa Thompson Confirms She Won’t Be Painted Purple In Thor: Ragnorok

Tessa Thompson Thor Valkyrie

With rumours swirling that Tessa Thompson will be playing the character Valkyrie in Thor: Ragnorok, should we soon expect an imminent announcement concerning the arrival of Marvel’s second Asgardian of color (following on from Idris Elba‘s Heimdall)?

Thompson posted with pride on Instagram earlier this week, pointing out she’ll be the first African-American leading lady in an MCU movie NOT to be painted some whacky color – which doesn’t discount the possibility that she has, in fact, been cast as the fabled warrior maiden.

Whoever Thompson ends up playing, she’s not going to be the first black character debuting in Phase 3. The blog WeAreWakanda tweeted these cool concepts of Black Panther as well as Phase 2 favourite Falcon.

Thor: Ragnorok is set to be released on November 3rd, 2017, while Black Panther is set for release on February 16th, 2018.

Source: Tessa Thompson on Instagram, WeAreWakanda on Twitter

Evans And Downey Jr. Declare War Over Dough-based Snack


As Captain America: Civil War‘s promotional coverage continues into its final stretch on social media, things are really hotting up. Chris Evans and RDJ square off against each other over… a donut?

The UK is getting Civil War a week before the US release date. To celebrate, the Marvel UK Twitter feed posted these cool propaganda themed images for Team Cap and Team Iron Man.

Meanwhile, in what looks like really positive news for Phase 3’s opening movie, Fandago is reporting that the advance ticket sales for Cap’s third instalment is exceeding every previous Marvel movie. The digital network, which receives 63 million unique visitors per month, also reported that Civil War had topped its poll for ‘Most Anticipated Summer Movies Survey’. As reported by Box Office Pro.

Elsewhere, Jon Favreau continued to promote his new movie The Jungle Book this week. He took time out of an interview with IGN to praise Civil War‘s spin on Spider-Man and Iron Man.

“I think Spider-Man made me smile every second the character was on the screen. I was so pleased with the tone of the film in general, but those sequences specifically, and I just loved the way they introduced the character. I love the version of Tony Stark I saw, especially in those scenes. As somebody who was part of the beginning of the screen persona of Tony Stark, I thought that this was really impressive and a wonderful expansion of that character.”

You can check out the full article here.

Meanwhile, in a separate interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the director discussed what would have happened to the MCU had the original Iron Man not been a hit for the fledgling Marvel Studios.

“There was a lot of pressure because if that first film had failed, the IP was collateral. If we didn’t make money, they could have lost the rights to all their characters.”

Read the full article here.

Captain America: Civil War will hit movie theaters on May 6th, 2016.

Source: MarvelUK and People Magazine on Twitter, Box Office Pro, IGN, The Hollywood Reporter

Guardians Of The Galaxy Fan Gets Personal Invite To Vol.2 Set

Guardians Star-Lord

Sometimes it pays to be a superfan. This guy was so personally dedicated in support of the first Guardians of the Galaxy movie, James Gunn invited him to the set of the second.

Gunn has also continued to post some of his doodled storyboards on Twitter. This week, Gamora is angered(?) by some big reveal(?). Again, not much to go on, but you’ve got to assume that whatever these images allude to, they have to feature prominently in Gunn’s final vision for the movie.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol.2 will be released on May 5th, 2017.

Source: James Gunn on Instagram and Twitter

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