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.

John Krasinski Wants To Play A Marvel Villain

At one point in time, John Krasinski, perhaps best known for playing Jim on The Office, was up for the role of Captain America. Of course, the role ultimately went to Chris Evans, and Krasinski missed out on the highly sought-after role. Still, that hasn’t stopped fans from fan-casting the actor – along with his wife, Emily Blunt, who was originally cast as Black Widow – in most upcoming MCU roles. While it doesn’t appear to be happening, at least not anytime soon, Krasinski is still interested in the possibility – although he’d want to play a villain.

Asked if now he has an action movie on his CV, he’d like to take another run at a Marvel role, Krasinski told Digital Spy: “I’ll take a Marvel movie, any time! I love watching them so I’d love to be a part of it.”

Source: Digital Spy.

Thor: Ragnarok Director Talks Making The Sequel Funny

For those who loved the more comedic tone of the first Thor versus the dour proceedings of the sequel Thor: The Dark World, you’re in luck when it comes to the third part of the trilogy. Director Taika Waititi made a name for himself with comedy and it seems he’ll be bringing that approach to Thor: Ragnarok. While promoting his new film Hunt For The Wilderpeople, The Hollywood Reporter asked if his indie film-making skills would be applied to the Marvel blockbuster.

“Just shake the camera a lot. … And carrot sticks instead of real food.”

And when The Wrap asked how he’d make the film funnier, he replied:

“I’ll take the second film and just add some jokes to that.”

We’ll have to wait and see how Waititi’s sensibilities manifest on screen when Thor: Ragnarok hits theaters on November 3rd, 2017.

Source: THR and The Wrap.

Guardians 2 Star Dave Bautista Hits The Gym & Rehearsals Officially Begin

With production on Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 mere weeks away, the actors are beginning to gear up for filming. Drax actor Dave Bautista shared a photo this past weekend of himself in the gym getting into “Draxmode.”

And over on Instagram, director [James] Gunn has been sharing behind the scenes photos of cast rehearsals that should help to get fans even more excited for production to kick off.

Rehearsals for #GotGVol2 with @thejudgegunn, @michael_rooker, & #vonspears.

A photo posted by James Gunn (@jamesgunn) on

Michael Rooker doesn't like being shot during rehearsals (with Sean Gunn). #GotGVol2

Posted by James Gunn on Thursday, January 28, 2016

Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 releases on May 5th, 2017.

Sources: EW and James Gunn’s Instagram & Facebook.

The Gang Makes A Movie In New Agent Carter Set Photos

After the third episode of Agent Carter aired this past Tuesday, producer Geoffrey Colo posted some behind-the-scenes photos to his Twitter showing Peggy (Hayley Atwell) and Jarvis (James D’Arcy) on the set of a Western that Howard Stark (Dominic Cooper) is in the middle of filming.

Tune in to Agent Carter Tuesdays on ABC! And if you missed this episode, make sure to check for it on On Demand, Amazon, and iTunes.

Source: Geoffrey Colo on Twitter

Disney CEO Teases Infinite MCU

While talking with the Independent, Disney CEO Bob Iger spoke on the staying power of their hit Marvel and Star Wars franchises.

“Marvel, you’re dealing with thousands and thousands of characters – that will go on forever.”

When asked if audiences were getting sick of superheroes, Iger replied: “No, I don’t think they’re getting weary.”

Source: The Independent

New Jessica Jones Promo

The promotional engine continues to run for Jessica Jones with this look back at her past year.

While some believe the “November” next to Luke Cage’s name is a reveal of when his show will drop on Netflix, we think it’s safe to say that it’s merely referencing when the case was and that Luke Cage is still likely to premier this summer.

Season 1 of Jessica Jones is now streaming on Netflix.

Source: Jessica Jones on Twitter.

Tom Holland Sports A Black Eye In Captain America: Civil War Set Photo

Louis D’Esposito was on the set of Captain America: Civil War at the end of last week for the planned re-shoots and shared a photo of himself with new Spider-Man actor Tom Holland aboard a Quinjet set. Check it out below and notice the (most likely fake) damage to his right eye.

We’ll have to wait and see how the other party faired when Holland makes his debut as Peter Parker/Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War on May 6th.

Source: Louis D’Esposito on Twitter.

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