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.
Netflix Heroes Join Forces With Classic Hulk At Wizard World
Wizard World took place in St.Louis this week and Charlie Cox looked pretty pleased to have snagged a selfie with Hulk version 1.0, Lou Ferrigno.
Superpowered selfie! Charlie Cox and @LouFerrigno meet at #WizardWorld #StLouis pic.twitter.com/hQGYXeG05t
— Wizard World (@WizardWorld)
Fellow Defender Mike Colter, looking pretty buff following his solo turn as Luke Cage, also managed to get in on the action.
Two invincible men meet at #StLouis #WizardWorld @LouFerrigno and Mike Colter pic.twitter.com/93g9jrx8tN
— Wizard World (@WizardWorld)
Meanwhile, the UK Netflix Twitter feed put out this neat Daredevil motion poster which, frankly, looks like it could be a Bullseye tease.
The hunt is on. #Daredevil pic.twitter.com/IaTRqw1G7W
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK)
Daredevil Season 2 is now streaming worldwide on Netflix.
Source: Wizard World and Netflix UK on Twitter.
Jessica Henwick Welcomed Aboard Iron Fist By Finn and Gunn
Also in Netflixland, the news of Jessica Henwick‘s casting as Colleen Wing has been well received, with series star Finn Jones posting this on his Instagram page (which is entertainingly subtitled ‘Finnstagram’).
Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn also had kind words to say for the actress, which bodes well – Gunn seems to be mostly vocal about the things, or people, he really, really likes and so the following tweet is good news.
Congrats to @JHenwick – she’s a great person and an amazing actress! https://t.co/PatnCXdq2Y
— James Gunn (@JamesGunn)
Iron Fist is due to land on Netflix in 2017.
Source: Finn Jones on Instagram, James Gunn on Twitter.
The Russo Brothers Share Set Pics From Captain America: Civil War
Before Captain America: Civil War goes on a full media offensive next week, the Russo’s posted a few choice reveals on their Facebook page.
I think I’m looking through the right end of this thing . . .
Based on the trailers, we can probably assume Joe Russo is just joking and his technical competency is slightly more accomplished.
We also got some green screen shots teasing a face off between Scarlet Witch and Vision.
Behind The Scenes #CaptainAmericaCivilWar! RT pic.twitter.com/LKCAiK5EVN
— Cap: Civil War (@Cap_CivilWar)
Additionally there was a bit of rough and tumble to be seen on Instagram with a still of Black Panther laying into Bucky.
Following the completion of the movie, the Russo’s fielded a Q&A session on Facebook. It offers some great insight in to the creative process and production. When given the opportunity to describe the end of Civil War in one word, Joe says it’s “complicated”.
The Russo Brothers on Wednesday, April 6, 2016
In line with some wonderful artwork coming out of Civil War‘s pre-production, we got to see a blistering piece of concept art with Avengers old and new in full combat mode courtesy of Andy Park‘s Tumblr
A full outline of Spider-man’s new new costume, complete with squinty eyes, has been revealed via this cool render by artist Mattia Ruffo
And Finally, as if to confirm that, yes, this is really happening, this image of some in-theater promo material has surfaced on Twitter.
Can’t wait!!! #CaptainAmericaCivilWar Saw this at work. Antman’s in there too 🙂 pic.twitter.com/CjOUJV6GKa
— Andy Park (@andyparkart)
Civil War opens on May 6th.
Source: The Russo Brothers on Facebook and Instagram, The official Cap: Civil War and Andy Park on Twitter. Spider-art by Mattia Ruffo.
Doctor Strange Wraps While Benedict Cumberbatch Tries To Blend In
Meanwhile, it’s been a busy week for Doctor Strange with a flurry of revealing set pics across social media. Director Scott Derrickson commemorated the completion of filming with this photo on Twitter.
Thank you to the greatest crew a director could ever ask for. #Nepal2015 #DoctorStrange pic.twitter.com/FxP6cuWado
— Scott Derrickson (@scottderrickson)
Elsewhere, a fully Strange’d up Benedict Cumberbatch could be spotted flaunting his get-up and posing for photos in a nearby comic book store.
What did I do today? Nothing. Just usual at #jhucomics and comparing #DoctorStrange comic to #BenedictCumberbatch pic.twitter.com/LFI2G4VdwB
— Z (@archsix6)
If you haven’t been wowed enough by the new Doctor Strange costume Cumberbatch has been prancing around in, you can feast your eyes on these exquisitely detailed close-ups.
Doctor Strange opens November 4th, 2016.
Source: Scott Derrickson and Lichtblickpink on Twitter
Brett Dalton’s Hive Concept Revealed By Marvel
The official Marvel site accompanied a recent Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D interview with this cool artwork of everyone’s new favourite Marvel villain Hive. I quite want that jacket.
And we’ll leave you with Jed Whedon video-selfie-ing next to some pyrotechnics as recorded for this week’s episode. All together now! HYDRAAAA!
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