Here we are again: another week down means it’s time to read through the Weekly Pulse, made exclusively here on MCUEx. It’s time to buckle and see all of the little tidbits the MCU had to offer us this week.
Agent Carter may have been canceled after two seasons, but the show still has quite the cult following. Marvel co-president Louis D’Espositio took to Twitter this week to show some artwork that inspired the Agent Carter one-shot poster.
Some of the early artwork that inspired #AgentCarter one shot poster. pic.twitter.com/Zf9QzmPnOo
— Louis D’Esposito (@louisde2)
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
It’s no secret that the addition of Robbie Reyes/Ghost Rider to Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has been a huge hit this season. Actor Gabriel Luna posted the below video to his Instagram account this week, showing a behind-the-scenes clip. The clip in question is when Robbie and his younger brother Gabe get in a car accident after being shot at and Robbie is ejected from the vehicle.
Although Ant-Man has been released for over a year now, this week was pretty active surrounding the film that introduced Scott Lang and the Microverse to the MCU. Earlier this week, we reported Arnim Zola was originally slated to appear in the movie when some concept art featuring the bad guy was released.
Ant-Man composer Christophe Beck took to Twitter this week to post a full-length unreleased song drafted for the film.
I owe… oh, how i owe. More @AntMan unreleased music, full-length version of which at https://t.co/Gp4utT563U #UTOTW @MarvelMusicInc pic.twitter.com/8kNJkM2jrj
— Christophe Beck (@CBeckOfficial)
Avengers: Infinity War
Avengers: Infinity War is pre-production phase and the movie’s directors, Joe and Anthony Russo, are busy scouting potential filming locations for the highly-anticipated mega-blockbuster. Shooting for Infinity War and it’s untitled Avengers 4 sequel begins in January 2017 and will take over nine months to film the movies back-to-back.
According to a recent casting call for Black Panther, the first solo movie featuring T’Challa and his kingdom of Wakanda, the production is looking for men, women, and children of African, Korean, and Filipino descent. The film is also looking for “CIA Agent-types” with weapons experience.
If you’re interested in becoming an extra, check out the casting call here. Black Panther begins filming early next year and is slated for release on July 6, 2018.
Source: Georgia Casting Calls.
Captain America: Civil War
To me, it’s always interesting looking back at a movie’s concept art and seeing how close the final product was compared to what the powers-that-be originally thought it would look like. The Russo Brothers and company certainly stuck to their instincts according to the below concept art of Ant-Man shrinking and entering Tony Stark’s Iron Man armor to manually disable to the suit.
Filming for The Defenders is underway in New York City and naturally, set photos are beginning to leak out. In the below Instagram posts, we see both actor Charlie Cox and actress Rachael Taylor on set.
Doctor Strange, the latest Marvel Studios property to debut, is currently holding a steady 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes and has been review favorably by most media outlets.
Director Scott Derrickson‘s first entry into the MCU has been a hit, so it’s understandable the director is having some fun in his post-release interviews. In a recent interview, Derrickson fessed up and admitted to taking home one of Stephen Strange’s relics: the Eye of Agamotto.
“The Eye of Agamotto. I do have the Eye of Agamotto by the way. I took it from the set. Yeah, it’s in my house. It’s mine. It’s the one prop I took (laughs).”
Sticking with the theme of “borrowing” bits and pieces from the set, Marvel co-president Louis D’Esposito shared an image of the 177A Bleecker Street, the location of the Sanctum Sanctorum, sign hanging outside of his office.
Hanging outside my office #DoctorStrange pic.twitter.com/uz5D6Rvd1j
— Louis D’Esposito (@louisde2)
Sources: Comicbook.com and Twitter.
Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2
Filming on Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2 has been wrapped for a few months now, but if that’s not reason enough to celebrate, actress Zoe Saldana has you covered. The actress, who plays Gamora in the MCU, posted an in-makeup selfie on Instagram this week to celebrate reaching one million followers on the photo-sharing platform.
Debuting at this summer’s San Diego Comic-Con, fans in Hall H were treated to a reveal of the new Marvel Studios logo. The general public caught a glimpse of the new logo prior to seeing Doctor Strange in theaters and this week, the marketing studio behind the logo released a case study about the project.
This week, pop culture merchandiser MondoTees announced the release of the Daredevil and Jessica Jones season one soundtracks on hard-pressed vinyl and, as of now, both of the limited release records are available through Mondo’s website.
The merchandiser had previously announced a pre-order of the Luke Cage soundtrack, which is currently availale in their store.