One of the great things about having a new Marvel movie every year or two is that it changes up the look of the characters. Iron Man went from classic duds through to blingin’ Mark 42 armour in his three films, while the Hulk transformed from a prattish Edward Norton into the far more likable Mark Ruffalo in his new solo movie and The Avengers. Expect plenty of wardrobe changes in the sequel to that 2012 hit team film.
Joblo, who apparently have maximum Disney clearance lately with their scoops, posted the following tidbits about the upcoming film, its characters and primary villain:
Black Widow’s costume update will feature not only the previously reported batons, but her suit is said to be more “TRON-style” in nature with blue lights and electricity around the suit. Her enemies will now receive electric shocks or a “widow’s sting” when she hits them, giving her more of a “superhero” edge amongst her super-powered counterparts.
Stark wears the Mark 43, a suit with less gold on it than IRON MAN 3, but still more than in THE AVENGERS. The chest core reactor will be back to the circular shape favored by director Joss Whedon. The Mark 44 is the Hulkbuster and will be his other suit in the film.
More corroboration about Hulk’s “extendable” pants (dark purple in color) that expand and shrink with his Hulk/Banner transitions and will also feature the Avengers “A” logo on it that adorns all new costumes for the team.
The Vision will be 100 percent Paul Bettany with his face and body all in metallic form, very shiny with gold, red, and green (as well as the yellow cape).
Ultron will be more than just a helmet, with his full face being articulated, including the mouth. All movements from James Spader’s face are used to bring more personality to the villain. The suit mock-up is reminiscent of the weapon that Agent Coulson used to shoot Loki in THE AVENGERS, which was made from the parts of the defeated Destroyer in THOR. The suit is said to have a “red firelight underneath, giving him a kind of ‘Balrog’ effect from LOTR.”
Ultron will have an army of drones that are similar in appearance to himself, minus the glowing red “energy” effect.
According to Kevin Feige, the new Avengers Tower is the largest ever for a Marvel film, featuring a large landing platform and garage for the new Quinjet within a large space that is full of windows, screens, and “techno stuff” but “really chic” with a lab directly in the middle where Stark and Banner work together.
Neat. I’m particularly keen to see what new armour Iron Man has in store, and we’ve already seen a much better Captain America outfit that blends his classic World War Two look with some more modern design ideas. And doesn’t make him look like a glorified acrobat. Avengers: Age of Ultron is out next year, but keep your eye trained on the upcoming San Diego Comic Con.
There’ll most likely be a first sneak peek there this year.
Last Updated: June 20, 2014