Another weekend means it’s time again for the Weekly Pulse here on MCU Exchange! Although we like to cover as many things as possible on this site throughout the week, there end up being little tidbits posted by cast and crew members of MCU properties that may not warrant their own article, so that’s why we have the Pulse, to place all those tidbits in one place for your reading pleasure. Buckle in and enjoy this weekend’s MCU Weekly Pulse!
Now that we’re just under two weeks from the North American premiere of Doctor Strange, promotion for the film is at an all-time high. Actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays the movie’s titular character, made the circuit on late night television shows this week, including a pretty humorous sketch with Jimmy Kimmel on Kimmel’s show Jimmy Kimmel Live.
Along with the above sketch, Alaa Safi, who worked on Doctor Strange alongside Cumberbatch, revealed a behind the scenes photo from production.
That set was so much fun! Can’t wait to hit the silver screen! @TheBWHAgency #BenedictCumberbatch #doctorstrange @scottderrickson #Marvel pic.twitter.com/XGLeQyf1Vn
— Alaa Safi (@Alaa_Safi)
Sources: Twitter and YouTube.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
The fourth season of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is well underway and each week it seems to inch closer and closer to a Doctor Strange tie-in. One the most exciting part of this week’s episode saw an intense car chase between Robbie Reyes’ Hell Charger and Agent Phil Coulson’s beloved convertible Lola. Gabriel Luna, the actor who portrays Reyes/Ghost Rider, made a couple of behind the scenes posts on his social media platforms in regards to the car chase this week.
Anatomy of a movie car chase, Hot Wheelz style! Starring Gare Bear, Eric Norris, @clarkgregg, the crew. #AgentsofSHIELD #GhostRider ??? pic.twitter.com/1KOvPTHgN5
— Gabriel Luna (@IamGabrielLuna)
And if you missed the fun during NYCC, a video was released of Luna and his fellow S.H.I.E.L.D. stars donning various Marvel costumes to walk the showfloor.
Finally, are you curious about what we can expect to happen with Simmons following the most recent episode? The folks over at EW had a short tease for fans.
What’s going to happen to Simmons now after teaming up with Daisy on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? — Freida
Well, Simmons’ next polygraph may be a bit awkward. “Simmons has never been great at lying,” EP Jed Whedon says. “She did do a little spin undercover, but she was basically playing a scientist and all she had to do is be really enthusiastic, so it puts her in a tight spot. Not to mention she just found out that her boyfriend has a secret robot, so I have a feeling that could still get a little complicated for her. I do think there will be repercussions for Fitz’s actions.”
Sources: Twitter, Instagram, and EW.
The Russo Brothers’ latest film, Captain America: Civil War has been released on home media for over a month now, so it’s a bit peculiar that the took to Instagram this week to post a picture of several of Captain America’s vibranium shields. The brothers sparingly take to Instagram as their last post was a picture of them rehearsing with Josh Brolin for Avengers: Infinity War, which we covered several weeks ago.
What do you hope to see them post next?