New Agent Carter Season Two Promo
Marvel and ABC released a new promo for Agent Carter season two yesterday to help get fans excited for the upcoming season. While there isn’t a lot of new footage in the below promo, it’s still exciting to see Peggy back for another adventure!
Who's thankful for new episodes of #AgentCarter on Jan 5? https://t.co/HUPa3J2gmw
— Agent Carter (@AgentCarterTV) November 26, 2015
Agent Carter returns to ABC on January 5th, 2016.
Source: Agent Carter on Twitter.
Jeph Loeb Remains Coy About A Ms. Marvel Series
E! News recently sat down with Jeph Loeb, the head of Marvel TV, while he was out promoting Jessica Jones and it wasn’t long before the conversation shifted to another fan-favorite comic character: the Inhuman Ms. Marvel.
“Look, that’s a character that has tremendous popularity and when that happens you know that I’m always looking around to see what we can do. We love the character, and one never knows.”
There have been rumors for awhile that Kamala Khan might be heading to the small screen, but as you can see from Loeb’s vague response, there don’t seem to be any solid plans at the moment.
Source: E! News
Agents Of SHIELD Teases Mid-Season Finale
Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. thoughtfully took the week off to allow us to binge on Jessica Jones (or because there was a holiday or something like that) but it returns next week for the lead-up to the mid-season finale airing December 8th. It’ll be the 10th episode of the show’s third season and we’ve been promised some big twists. Ahead of the finale, ABC has released a new promo image.
Though the picture itself is one of the same ones used all season to promote the show, the tagline is the intriguing part. The use of the word “Worlds” and the episodes title “Maveth” (Hebrew for “death” aka the symbol on the scroll Fitz acquired in the premiere and the one carved into the castle in Gloucester) indicate that we will be returning to the alien planet that Simmons spent 4,722 hours on.
Agents Of Shield returns to ABC next week with “Closure.”
Source: Bleeding Cool.
Samuel L. Jackson Comments On Marvel Replacing Actors
As part of a massive round-table discussion between Samuel L. Jackson, Will Smith, and other male actors with The Hollywood Reporter, Jackson commented on the popularity of the Marvel movies and the past and (inevitable) future decisions to swap out actors in certain roles.
“Those movies have very little to do with us,” he shared. “They have to do with the event. People love superheroes, and fortunately we’re in them, but they’re not dependent upon us. They could put that eye patch on somebody else, and it would work the same way. The green guy could be anybody. You turn [James “Rhodey” Rhodes from] Terrence Howard to Don Cheadle and nobody notices.”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter.
Andy Park Unveils Yellowjacket Concept Art
Scarcely a week has gone by where Andy Park hasn’t shown off concept art for Ant-Man. Don’t believe us, just look through all the past Pulses. This week he decided to switch things of by giving us an alternate look at Scott Lang’s nemesis, Yellowjacket (Corey Stoll).
YellowJacket! Alt version of the modern tech suit for the Ant-Man film I did. AM retro, YJ sleek & modern. #notfinal pic.twitter.com/lW747Z3c3f
— Andy Park (@andyparkart) November 23, 2015
As the home video release of Ant-Man approaches, we’re likely to continue getting these glimpses into the early designs of Ant-Man, Yellowjacket, and the Wasp so stay tuned.
Ant-Man will be released on Blu-ray/DVD/Digital December 8th, and can next be seen in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War before going on to co-headline Ant-Man & the Wasp in 2018.
Source: Andy Park’s Twitter.
David Tennant Talks Superpowers; Mind-Controlling Avengers
David Tennant‘s turn as the sadistic, mind-controlling Kilgrave on Marvel and Netflix’s Jessica Jones is a tour de force performance marking the MCU’s most horrific villain to date. Whether we’ll ever see him trade blows with the Avengers remains to be seen, but during a recent interview with MTV, he was asked who on the roster he’d chose to control.
“I suppose you’d go for the most powerful, wouldn’t you? I would worry that Thor maybe had some sort of a Norse get-out clause in his psyche. Okay, probably wouldn’t go for Thor. You’d probably go for Iron Man, I think. Get him to do your bidding with his hundreds of suits.”
While Tennant wouldn’t speculate on his role in the larger MCU, he did talk a bit about what super power he’d personally like to have. After noting the benefits of invisibility and time travel (something he’s had his chance to play with during his turn as the 10th Doctor on BBC’s Doctor Who), he ultimately settled on Kilgrave’s mind-control powers to be a tough one to beat.
“Mind-control might be hard to beat. What I’d worry about is what it would do to your sort of moral compass. That’s what would concern me. I think it would be very difficult to find anyone who’d maintain the moral fiber required to not abuse that power.”
For more on that very philosophical debate, make sure to check out all 13 episodes of Jessica Jones, streaming now on Netflix.
Source: MTV International.
Marvel Cinematic Universe Concept Art
Comic Book Resources has collected a number of pieces from concept artist Ryan Meinerding which he’s been posting on his Facebook page over the past few months. The detail the history of the MCU from Iron Man and Captain America’s beginnings to the introduction of new characters like the Mandarin and the Vision. Check them out below and head to Meinerding’s page to follow along for more updates.
Source: Ryan Meinerding’s Facebook.
Zoe Saldana Prepares For Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
A couple weeks back, Vin Diesel shared a photo of the Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 script with his fans indicating that the filming would soon be under way. This week, Zoe Saldana took to her Twitter to show off a photo of her in the make-up chair, transforming into the green-skinned Gamora.
Ready for another one? #guardiansofthegalaxy #gamora #scifi #Marvel pic.twitter.com/aVYyUnbTSe
— Zoe Saldana (@zoesaldana) November 25, 2015
Director James Gunn previously said filming would begin in Atlanta during February of 2016, so this is likely for pre-production or screen testing. Either way, it’s exciting knowing that things will begin moving forward quickly in the new year, meaning more news and casting announcements should be right around the corner.
The gang returns in Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 which will hit theaters on May 5th, 2017.
Source: Zoe Saldana on Twitter.
Mads Mikkelsen Comments On Doctor Strange
Earlier this week, Marvel confirmed the cast for Doctor Strange, including the long rumored Mads Mikkelsen. While they didn’t reveal any of the character names with the cast, it’s been said that Mikkelsen will be playing a villain in the film, leading many to believe that he’ll be playing Dormammu.
While speaking with Mikkelsen about his role in Star Wars: Rogue One, IGN briefly asked him about joining the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and as expected, Mikkelsen played coy about his role.
IGN: You’re keeping busy on all fronts. You’re also entering the Marvel world, which is such a dense, established universe. Is there a learning curve on that or are you just having fun working with such a great group of actors?
Mikkelsen: I haven’t shot anything yet. So I’ve been spending my time running rehearsal on all kind of things. That is probably the reason why you will see me shot tomorrow – is for saying that.
IGN: [Laughs] Well I don’t want that to happen!
Mikkelsen: No. We’ll cross our fingers I’ll be alright!
Doctor Strange, which is currently in production, will hit movie theaters on November 4th, 2016.
Lexi Alexander Has Met With Marvel Television
There are few directors that are brought up by Marvel fans for potential directing gigs than Lexi Alexander. She’s already directed a Marvel film – albeit not a Marvel Studios film – with 2008’s Punisher: War Zone. So when it was announced that Marvel and Netflix were partnering to bring Iron Fist to life in his own original series, many fans began to toss Alexander’s name into the ring as a potential showrunner & series director. Well, while it appears that Iron Fist has a showrunner according to Alexander’s tweets, she has met with Marvel Television and there is a possibility that she can direct an episode.
I actually had an amazing meeting with the Marvel TV guys who are super nice. Didn't talk about it because it was on the day Paris happened.
— Lexi Alexander (@Lexialex) November 25, 2015
Iron Fist is next up after Luke Cage, although as of right now, there isn’t a release date set.
Source: Lexi Alexander on Twitter.
Mike Colter Talks Luke Cage
Now that the entire first season of Jessica Jones has hit Netflix, bringing with it the introduction of Mike Colter as Luke Cage, it’s time to get excited about his show coming in 2016. We’ve already seen set photos showcasing Colter on set, as well as confirmation of most of the cast (including Misty Knight!).
While speaking with TV Guide for Jessica Jones, Colter teased what we can expect from his own series and how it’ll be different from Jessica Jones.
“He moves up to Harlem… and it’s going to change the dynamic completely,” Colter tells TVGuide.com “It’ll be a different feel, a different energy.
“We know the long story is that he becomes a hero for hire, but what’s the journey and how does that come about?” he continues. “So, that process is what we’re going to discover as we start the Luke Cage series.”
As it stands Luke Cage doesn’t have a release date but it’s expected to hit the streaming service sometime in 2016.
Source: TV Guide.
Two New Jessica Jones Promos
For those who haven’t yet begun binge-watching Marvel’s latest hit series Jessica Jones over on Netflix, the company has dropped two new promos for the show. The first is a video teasing the connection between the world Krysten Ritter‘s character inhabits and the one of past and future Hell’s Kitchen hero Daredevil.
The second connects the titular hero to that of love interest and future fellow Defender Luke Cage (Mike Colter), who’s eponymous show is currently filming for a 2016 release.
New promotion. It's Ladies' Night. #JessicaJones #LukeCage pic.twitter.com/t3zk5fhtQg
— Jessica Jones (@JessicaJones) November 25, 2015
All 13 episodes of Jessica Jones are currently streaming on Netflix.
Sources: YouTube & the Jessica Jones Twitter.
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