ABC aired a TV special tonight called Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe. While it mostly covered the vast six year history (seriously, it hasn’t even been a decade yet) of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the latter third of the special gave us sneak peeks at their upcoming films, most notably Captain America: The Winter Soldier and Guardians of the Galaxy. Of course, like any good show, they saved the best for last and gave us our first look at concept art from Avengers: Age of Ultron. Check them out.
All right, let’s talk turkey. First off, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. For a movie universe that prides itself on its characters wearing costumes fairly faithful to the comic books, the twins’ clothes look…well, normal. If these are the uniforms, I was expecting something more elaborate. If these end up being their street clothes, I’ll be okay with that, but I wanted extra flair from their costumes. Still, this is concept art, so maybe they’ll switch it up during filming.
Regardless, I like Scarlet Witch’s red coat, and even though he’s basically just wearing a shirt, jeans and arm-length gloves, I like Quicksilver’s look way more than his goggle-wearing, punk rock X-Men: Days of Future Past counterpart. Also, did anyone else notice he seems to be running past a horde of robots? It looks like we’ll be getting multiple Ultron ‘bots in the movie. That should make for some fun fights.
Not much to say about the third piece. It looks like they copy and pasted Hulk from The Avengers poster and stuck him next to Black Widow. I’m sure they’re just getting into more explosive-filled shenanigans. The fourth picture looks like Tony Stark and Bruce Banner are doing science together in a lab. It’s possible they’re building Ultron (or studying Ultron’s power source) in that scene.
However, the star of the hour arrives in the last image: the Hulkbuster armor! We saw similar-looking armor in Iron Man 3, but there’s no doubt in this picture that that armor is meant to go toe-to-toe with the Green Goliath. Just goes to show you can’t keep a good armor-developing genius down. I’m wondering what’s forcing Tony to fight Hulk in that scene. Is Hulk being mind-controlled by Ultron, or did Bruce Banner freak out after someone accidentally put mayonnaise on his sandwich?. Either way, we’re in for a brutal beat-down match.
What do you think of the concept art? Are you more hyped for this movie now, or did it drag you down? Let us know in the comments below.