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.
First Look At The Captain America Statue
Part of San Diego Comic-Con this week was the reveal of the Captain America Statue that will eventually be homed at Prospect Park, in Brooklyn. While we have seen sketches of the statue before, now we can see the real thing.
A similation of the statue in Prospect Park, where it will be on display after the cross-country journey, was also released. The statue was created by Comicave Studios, and is more than just a piece of fan-art.
Comicave Studios worked closely with Marvel artists in New York and a Brooklyn-based sculptor to design the bronze tribute, standing at over 13 feet and weighing 1 ton. The statue will continue to stand tall on the show floor throughout San Diego Comic-Con for photo ops with fans, and 1/12-scale bronze replicas of the statue will be available for purchase. Plus, a custom comic book was created by Marvel Publishing writers and artists to integrate the statue into new storytelling. This one-of-a-kind comic will be available in limited quantities at San Diego Comic-Con and future Captain America events.
In the end, the Cap statue will be living in Brooklyn.
“To the rest of America and the world, he’s Captain America; to us, he’ll always be Steve Rogers, ‘just a kid from Brooklyn,’” said Borough President Adams. “Brooklyn is proud to be the base of celebrations for Cap’s 75th anniversary, which will be capped by a larger-than-life statue traveling around our borough — befitting of this larger-than-life character. Prospect Park is the place to be this summer to enjoy the Captain America!”
After the half-month stop in Prospect Park, the Captain America statue will move to the plaza outside Barclays Center on Atlantic and Flatbush Avenues for September, during which several Marvel fan activations take place. From late October through the remainder of the year, the statue will adorn the soon-to-be-opened Bed Bath & Beyond® in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Fans of all ages will enjoy a specially re-designed statue base, for heightened interactivity and photo opportunities with Captain America, as well as see and shop for a variety of unique Marvel items, including limited quantities of scaled replicas of the bronze statue itself.
So if you aren’t going to see the statue during it’s cross-country tour, you will be able to make the trip to Brooklyn in the future and have some sort of interaction.
Daredevil Gets The Hot Toy Treatment
A new batch of Daredevil toys have been released for San Diego Comic-Con, and they couldn’t look better. Folks have been posting pictures of these replicas, which feature amazing details for the MCU version of Horn-head. You can check them out below!
Sources: Twitter (1) and Instagram (1) (2) (3).
Yondu Gets A Self-Portrait For His Ship In ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2’
This Guardians of the Galaxy portrait was discovered in San Diego, featuring Yondu. Michael Rooker has never looked so good. If you’ll recall, this is the same image that director James Gunn gave to Rooker for his birthday. Why this is a prop in the movie? Who knows. But it’s pretty hilarious/great.
Isn’t it Marvelous? (Pun intended, you’re welcome.)
The ‘Luke Cage’ Cast Promotes The Series At SDCC
Before the cast of Luke Cage took the stage yesterday, they shared some photos while they got ready and headed to the convention. The excitement was real, and definitely worthwhile.
Missed all of yesterday’s excitement regarding Luke Cage? Catch-up by heading over here!
Sources: Twitter (1) (2) and Instagram.
Martin Starr Spills ‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ Secrets to Conan
We don’t have any details about Martin Starr‘s role in Spider-Man: Homcoming, yet, but this video should give you some clues.
I hope he doesn’t get into too much trouble for sharing all of that sensitive information! (Joking.)
Hasbro Introduces New MCU Figures For Doctor Strange and Spider-Man
San Diego Comic-Con definitely opens the doors for all of the cool new toys to be revealed, and Hasbro isn’t missing out on the action, revealing their new Spider-Man and Doctor Strange figures.
Hasbro reveals new MCU Spider-Man, Doctor Strange figures and more at Comic-Con https://t.co/VDVopVDGGd
— Superhero News (@SuperheroNewsCB)
Along with the reveal of Doctor Strange and Spider-Man, a figure for Ms. Marvel was also included that should make plenty of comic readers happy!
Source: Superhero News.
Marvel Puts Black Panther and Ant-Man Helmets on Display
Folks that are in San Diego can do more that buy toys. Marvel has brought many props and costumes for their properties, including the Black Panther and Ant-Man masks that were on display. Along with the masks, Marvel already had a replica of Captain America’s shield that fans will be able to be relatively soon.
If you’re at SDCC this weekend, make sure to stop by the Marvel booth regularly as this is only the latest display of costume pieces that they’ve had on display for fans to see!
New ‘Iron Fist’ Set Photo Surfaces
Back on the east coast, filming is still in progress for Iron Fist, which appears to have been filming in Chinatown.
It isn’t the most exciting set photo, but it’s nice to see something from the set after a few weeks of nothing. (Not that yesterday’s teaser wasn’t great!)
Zoe Saldana Talks ‘Guardians of the Galaxy: Vol. 2’
In a recent interview with Screen-Rant while promoting the latest Star Trek film actress Zoe Saldana, who plays Gamora in the Guardians films, gave a little bit of information about the Guardians of the Galaxy team as they move into the second movie.
“It’s going to be fun. They’re not likeable still. They make a lot of mistakes, but hopefully they’ll save the day.”
Unfortunately, her quote is rather simple – making sure to avoid leaking any sort of details too early. But with the cast set to take the stage in Hall H tomorrow, maybe we’ll get something?!?! Fingers crossed!