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.
Daredevil Composer Talks Character Themes, Battling Billboards Emerge
Collider recently spoke with John Paesano, the composer for both seasons of Daredevil, about his task of crafting the themes for the titular hero.
“With Avengers and Iron Man, they tend to be bright and shiny and clean and the music is very fantastical and energetic and it has a way different approach to it than the approach we took. The reason we made the decision we made was that we wanted to be sure that grounded feel was maintained and what that does is it kind of gives it an edge, gives the character a little more rawness to it and it was also important because a major part of the story is New York City, and one defining thing that we all agreed was so important and the one thing that defined it so well was the sound of the city. New York definitely has a certain energy to it and we really wanted to make sure the music was able to accentuate that and not get in the way of it and cover it. So we kind of had this super minimalistic approach and that was the trick of it.”
He went on to discuss the minimal and atmospheric nature of the music and how it plays into the story and feel of the show.
“When you have music like in Daredevil that’s very subdued, in the background and felt and not really heard, it really allows people to partake. You feel like you’re standing there with Matt Murdock, you can feel the punches and you can hear the city roar in the background, you feel like you’re in the fight with Daredevil.”
For the Punisher, he needed to go even more lowkey to honor the character and the performance of actor Jon Bernthal.
“I mean, Punisher’s character is so good, there were moments where I didn’t even want to put music behind him, his performance.”
And a new promo campaign for the series has Daredevil, Punisher, and Elektra defacing each other’s billboards as fans tweet the hashtags #Daredevil, #Elektra, and #Punisher. It’s an interesting interactive ad campaign, and is sure to get people talking as they pass by the ever-changing billboards.
Daredevil Season 2 is now streaming on Netflix.
Agent Carter Musical Number Available On iTunes
One of the most memorable moments from Season 2 of Agent Carter was the musical number that opened episode 9 while Peggy was knocked out. Well, the music from the number is now available on iTunes as a single.
Whatcha Gonna Do (It’s Up to You) #AgentCarter – Single – https://t.co/tdE8bvi0QB #iTunes
— Marvel Music (@MarvelMusicInc)
As for those waiting for news on a possible third season? There’s nothing to report on just yet, but you can purchase the second season digitally through both iTunes and Amazon. It’s a nice way to kill time while we wait for ABC to make a decision regarding the series.
Source: Marvel Music on Twitter
James Gunn Releases Storyboard From Guardians 2
Whether the doodle is an official storyboard from Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 or not, it’s still a fun look into the film from director/writer James Gunn, who is always willing to share fun behind-the-scenes teases from the upcoming sequel.
Another storyboard thumbnail for #GotGVol2 from a scene we just shot. What is it? Guess away. #WhatWeShotWednesday pic.twitter.com/XJGlTBpfhv
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn)
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 hits theaters on May 5th, 2017.
Source: James Gunn on Twitter
Zendaya Spider-Man Role Almost Went To Someone Else
Hollywood Reporter writer Borys Kit has tweeted that Hunger Games star Amandla Stenberg almost landed the unspecified role recently filled by popstar/actress Zendaya.
Fun fact: @amandlastenberg was a finalist for the role that ultimately went to @Zendaya in the new SPIDER-MAN movie. Producers loved her.
— Borys Kit (@Borys_Kit)
The untitled Spider-Man film is set to hit theaters on July 28th, 2017.
Source: Borys Kit on Twitter
New Episode Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy
Elizabeth Henstridge stars in the latest episode of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Academy. Check it out below, thanks to producer Geoffrey Colo.
.@Marvel‘s #AgentsofSHIELD Academy EP2 https://t.co/wf93y7Qp9i. We put our 1st Super Fan to the test @Lil_Henstridge pic.twitter.com/wvP0JkHKCs
— Geoffrey Colo (@GeoffreyColo)
Source: Geoffrey Colo on Twitter
Russos Share BTS Photo From Civil War
The Russo Brothers have posted a photo to their Instagram (which they recently opened, it would appear) of them working on the script of Captain America: Civil War on set with the film’s writers, Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely. Be sure to follow the Russo brothers, as they’ll probably start sharing more behind-the-scenes stuff as they’ve been doing on Facebook.
Captain America: Civil War releases on May 6th.
Source: The Russo Brothers on Instagram
Feige Hails Shandling
And finally, MCU producer Kevin Feige posted a behind-the-scenes photo from Captain America: The Winter Soldier of actor Garry Shandling who passed away yesterday. Shandling portrayed US Senator Stern in the film where he was revealed to be working for HYDRA (hence Feige’s hashtag) and was previously seen causing trouble for Tony Stark in Iron Man 2.
RIP. #HailShandling pic.twitter.com/gjmdGDSMqB
— Kevin Feige (@Kevfeige)
Source: Kevin Feige on Twitter
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