First and foremost, we here at MCUEx hope you had a great Thanksgiving with you and yours. With my belly still full of food, here’s another edition of the MCUExchange Weekly Pulse, an article where we compile some of the smaller tidbits of info we have from the previous week and pack it into one article, just so you can head into work for the week showing off your knowledge of the MCU.
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
With Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. finally coming back this Tuesday after a three week absence, I’m excited to see Ghost Rider & Co. back in action running down The Darkhold and seeing how the show further ties into Doctor Strange.
While Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. was filming for the current season, All-New Ghost Rider writer Felipe Smith and artist Tradd Moore were invited to the set to see the live-action version of the character’s creation. Smith and Moore collaborated on the twelve-issue All-New Ghost Rider run starting in 2014 that introduced the fourth Ghost Rider, Robbie Reyes, to the Marvel Universe.
Coincidentally enough, Smith and Moore are partnering on a new Ghost Rider title, debuting this Wednesday as a part of the second Marvel NOW! initiative at your local comic book store.
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel)
While Doctor Strange has started coming off theatre screens in North America, the folks over at CineFix created a fun video reimagining the movie in an animated 8-bit format. Any fans of retro video games will love the video, which you can see in its entirety below.
Jessica Jones is confirmed for a second season and actress Krysten Ritter, who plays the show’s titular character, is currently filming for the The Defenders. If you don’t have Netflix, you’re now able to purchase the first season on iTunes, which will come in handy should you want to watch the show in an area where you don’t get reception or WiFi. You can purchase the whole season, or any single episode, by clicking here.
Unlike Jessica Jones, we have yet to hear anything in regards to a second season of Luke Cage. Actor Mike Colter, Power Man himself, is confirmed to appear in The Defenders alongside actress Simone Missick, who will be reprising her role as police detective Misty Knight. While we wait on the second season announcement, or a Heroes for Hire series that shows Luke team up with Iron Fist/Danny Rand (one can hope, right?), the social media team is still pushing out marketing pieces that continue to show Luke’s badassery, as seen in the tweet below.
— Luke Cage (@LukeCage)
Spider-Man: Homecoming has wrapped filming and is currently in post-production, getting ready for its July 7, 2017 premiere date. In the meantime, many of the cast and crew members are completing some great work in the community, as seen in the Instagram video below. Actress Zendaya, who is playing a yet-to-be-disclosed role in the first solo film of the web-slinger in the MCU, records actor Tom Holland as he dresses up as Spider-Man to visit children at New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 director James Gunn has been battling some Internet trolls over the past few weeks over some misconceptions in regards to the supposed Easter Egg that has yet to be found in his first Guardians of the Galaxy film.
My thoughts on the topic? Who cares. Gunn brought the Guardians to the MCU and is currently busy at work in the editing bay getting GotG2 ready for its May 5, 2017 release date. Take a deep breath, eat some Thanksgiving leftovers, and be excited that we should be getting a full-size Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 trailer around the Holidays.
Source: Twitter and Instagram.