Hulkbuster Armour and More Revealed In Surprise Avengers: Age of Ultron Screening
Attendees to a Q&A session with Marvel Studios President of Production Kevin Feige in London were treated to a surprise screening of footage from Avengers: Age of Ultron. Although the footage isn't available to the public, many interesting details about the film have been revealed by the incredibly lucky few who were in attendance. One thing to keep in mind is that this is very early footage, so many of the effects will be in unfinished form, not that that makes it any less exciting.
Radiotimes tells us that:
The Hulkbuster "looks like Stark's normal red and gold armor after hitting the gym, and is almost the size of the Hulk himself. Where his normal suit is sleek as a missile, this is bruising like a tank. It's the iPad to the original's iPhone, Frasier to the original's Niles. There's no word on why the two heroes are fighting, but the Hulk doesn't need much reason to get in a scrap."
RT continue to say that, while the footage was impressive, the Hulkbuster vs Hulk battle in its early form is nothing compared to the concept art that inspired it.
The Avengers Tower
Radiotimes, also gives us the low-down on footage of Avengers Tower.
"Designed by Tony Stark out of the ruins of his New York penthouse, this has all mod cons: floor to ceiling windows, twin laboratories for Stark and Bruce Banner, and parking for supersonic jets. It's reminiscent of the SHIELD helicarrier in terms of construction, with lots of shiny metal pillars, but that much real estate in downtown Manhattan must cost even more than the apartment in Friends."
Also included in the two minutes of preview footage were the brother and sister duo of The Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, played by Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. It's reported that Scarlet Witch was briefly seen locked in a battle alongside Jeremy Renner's Hawkeye, while both she and her brother are also seen locked in that perspex prison that was teased at the end of Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Feige warned the audience that this footage is unlikely ever to be aired again in its current form, so unless some sneaky bugger managed to record it, we're going to have to wait a while to catch our first proper glimpse of the Avengers sequel.