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This evening, Marvel Studios aired a special on ABC called Marvel: Assembling a Universe; a one-hour look into the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe- a franchise that started off with Iron Man in 2008, and has since earned billions of dollars worldwide through eight feature films.
The focus of Assembling a Universe was to give fans a direct look into just how risky it was to pull all of these films together, let alone even making some of them. Interviews and discussions came from the films’ biggest stars, as well s Kevin Feige and other Marvel head-honchos. There were segments explaining and discussing each film so far, as well as giving insight and footage into the movies set for releases over the next year and a half.
We saw new bits of Captain America: The Winter Soldier, due in theaters April 4th, as well as Guardians of the Galaxy, due August 1st, and our very first look at Avengers: Age of Ultron, the sequel to the massive team-up film in 2012, set to hit theaters on May 1st, 2015.
While your head may be exploding towards the fact that we actually received some Age of Ultron news tonight, the result was merely concept art, though fantastic concept art at that. Marvel Studios showed us our first look at new-addition characters Quicksilver (played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson), his sister Scarlett Witch (played by Elizabeth Olsen), as well as the most exciting of all; Hulk fighting Iron Man’s Hulkbuster armor.
Without further ado, here are the awesome concept art pieces revealed this evening:
(Quicksilver Concept Art from Avengers: Age of Ultron)
(Hulk vs. Hulkbuster concept art from Avengers: Age of Ultron)
(Set footage in Johannesburg of prop Hulkbuster fist)
If you recall a few weeks back, some fan-shot footage was taken of the filming location in Johannesburg, South Africa of a scene for Age of Ultron. The scene involved the Hulk rampaging through a city, with trucks being smashed and crowds running wild. Turns out, with the Hulkbuster fist shown here, that Hulk will indeed be fighting, or being slowed down by, Iron Man’s Hulkbuster.
The Quicksilver art looks really cool, and honestly something that I expected Aaron Taylor-Johnson to wear in the film. It looks like Marvel will be taking the blue with black trim spandex suit with a slick hairstyle. As for Scarlett Witch, it’s a bit hard to tell at this point, because her costume presented in the concept art appears to be made of cheap, ragged clothes. Maybe she will wear a more hero-esque costume at some point in the film, but as for now, Quicksilver steals the show.
What do you guys think of the concept art for Avengers: Age of Ultron?
Marvel: Assembling a Universe
Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron is set to hit theaters on May 1st, 2015.