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.
Gregg and S.H.I.E.L.D. EP Tease Season 3 Plots, Cast Appearing At WonderCon
TV Guide recently spoke with Agent Coulson himself, Clark Gregg, about the role the Secret Warriors will play in the remaining episodes of Season 3 of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D..
“We were starting to find the Secret Warriors and bring together a team of Secret Warriors to deal with this outbreak of enhanced people, and that had to almost go on the backburner,” Clark Gregg tells TVGuide.com.” There is some exciting stuff coming with Secret Warriors,” Gregg promises. “Hopefully it will be exciting enough that we’ll have a fighting chance against what’s coming to find us.”
TV Line also asked EP Jeffrey Bell what we can expect from the Bobbi and Hunter relationship in Season 3 ahead of their possible departure for the Marvel’s Most Wanted spin-off.
Any scoop for either S.H.I.E.L.D.‘s Lance Hunter or Bobbi Morse? — Wheaton
The kicker of the next episode uncorks a twist that promises a showcase for the couple, as the ABC makes the most of them before the Marvel’s Most Wanted spinoff possibly steals them away. “We hope that one day they may have their own show,” says EP Jeffrey Bell, “but while they’re on S.H.I.E.L.D., we want to take advantage of who they are and give the audience as much of their relationship with one another and with other people as possible, to make that really satisfying. We are aware that there is a potential imminent end, but they won’t be neglected [in the meantime].”
Matt Mitovich, the curator for the weekly TV column (and the one providing the info outside of the quotes above) was then asked about a possible mole within the organization.
Any hints as to who the traitor is on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.? – Susan
Indeed, in next week’s episode a traitor is revealed to be compromising Coulson’s agenda. Though the more pertinent question may be not “Who?” but “Why?”
And as we’ve previously reported, the series is running another webisode masquerading as a reality competition like last year’s Double Agent series. You can watch the first video below.
Finally, Marvel’s head of TV Jeph Loeb will be joining the cast and crew of the show at WonderCon in LA later this month.
Sources: TV Guide, TV Line, ABC, and WonderCon.
Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. airs Tuesdays at 9 pm EST on ABC.
Gregg and Atwell To Appear On Lip Sync Battle
After the social media success of the Dubsmash War between the casts of Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter, Clark Gregg and Hayley Atwell are heading to Spike’s Lip Sync Battle after overwhelming fan support brought them to the show’s attention.
Coming later this season, it’s the #LipSyncBattle YOU demanded – @ClarkGregg vs. Hayley Atwell! #AgentsofSHIELD pic.twitter.com/TMvEcLwONg
— #LipSyncBattle (@SpikeLSB)
No word yet on when the episode will air but the show airs Thursday nights at 9 pm.
Source: Lip Sync Battle on Twitter.
Agent Carter VFX Video and BTS Photos
Agent Carter VFX Supervisor Sheena Duggal has shared a video from Wired detailing how her and her team created the special effects for Zero Matter on the show this season (while also teasing its reappearance in other Marvel properties).
Behind the VFX on #AgentCarter https://t.co/y5gFBaM2aU @MicheleFazekas @breadandbutters @RealDingess @GeoffreyColo @wendywillming @dnegtv
— sheena duggal (@h20warrior)
ABC has also released some behind-the-scenes photos from the show.
Source: Sheena Duggal on Twitter and ABC.
Marvel Announces Civil War STEM Project, Fandango Running 5-Film Marathon
Marvel is once again running a competition for STEM in an attempt to get more young girls into the fields of science and math. Girls ages 15-18 ca submit a 5 minute video for a STEM project that will help improve the world. According to Stitch Kingdom:
“Five finalists will be chosen to fly to Hollywood to present their ideas, walk the red carpet at the Captain America: Civil War, receive a $500 high yield savings account and receive tours of both Walt Disney Studios and Dolby Laboratories. One finalist will be chosen to be offered an internship for Marvel Studios which includes a double occupancy hotel room for the duration of the position.”
And for those wanting to binge on Cap ahead of the release of Captain America: Civil War, Fandango is doing a 5-film marathon with all 3 Cap movies and both Avengers films.
Captain America: Civil War hits theaters on May 6th.
Source: Stitch Kingdom and Comic Book Resources.
Gunn Shares BTS Photo Of Guardians Cast
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 director/writer James Gunn posted a shot of the main cast of the upcoming sequel to his Facebook page this week.
High on believing. The Guardians of the Galaxy and frenemies.
From left to right we’ve got the director’s brother Sean Gunn who plays Ravager Kraglin and stands-in for Rocket on set, followed by Karen Gillan who plays Nebula, new addition Pom Klementieff who will play Mantis, Gunn himself, Michael Rooker (Yondu), Star-Lord aka Chris Pratt, and Dave Bautista on the end who plays Draw with Gamora actor Zoe Saldana on the floor.
Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 opens May 5th, 2017.
Source: James Gunn on Facebook
Daredevil Cast Answer Fan Questions, BTS Video For Season 2 Fights Released
Some of the cast of Season 2 of Marvel and Netflix’s Daredevil recently sat down to answers questions fans tweeted to the #AskMarvel hashtag. Daredevil himself, Charlie Cox, along with Deborah Ann Woll who plays Karen, and new addition Jon Bernthal as Punisher fielded a variety of funny and earnest questions, with Bernthal relishing the opportunity to answer as Frank Castle would.
Stunt coordinator Phil Silvera posted a video on his Instagram showing some of the behind-the-scenes work that went into shooting Season 2’s fight scenes.
And while we heard a while back that Bernthal helped Tom Holland film his Spider-Man audition videos for MArvel, it looks as if Holland did the same to help Bernthal land his Punisher role while they were shooting the film Pilgrimage together.
“We were making tapes from Ireland in the process of getting him cast in Spider-Man and then he and I made a tape for The Punisher,” Bernthal, who plays the comic book vigilante in the second season of “Daredevil,” told the News.
Daredevil Season 2 premiers March 18th on Netflix.
Source: Marvel on YouTube, Phil Silvera on Instagram, and NY Daily News
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