As millions of comic-book fans salivate, eagerly awaiting the reveal of Avengers: Age of Ultron footage from next week’s Comic-Con, the UK’s Radio Times caught a glimpse of early clips and concept art from next summer’s highly anticipated sequel. In never-before-seen footage from the production, journalist Jonathan Holmes reported that he caught a glimpse of Bruce Banner’s Hulk and Tony Stark’s “Hulkbuster,” a bulky, tank-like version of the sleek red and gold Iron Man suit, going head-to-head.
Some of this footage may greet the ecstatic fans of Marvel’s Hall H Panel in San Diego. Other bits that could greet the 5,000 that storm the hall next weekend might include footage of Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver (played by Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson). In part of the reel Holmes saw, he wrote about a clip of the brother and sister in prison. Later, he says he saw a clip of Scarlet Witch fighting with Hawkeye – not against him, but with the marksman – on a destroyed Italian street. Holmes says that Avengers: Age of Ultron is going global, and will also take place in South Korea and South Africa.
Another big sighting in the early footage: Avengers Tower. Designed from Stark’s New York penthouse by the snarky, iron-clad success, the place is “floor to ceiling windows, twin laboratories for Stark and Bruce Banner, and parking for supersonic jets,” according to Holmes. Perhaps Banner and Stark get into a skirmish over office space?
The Radio Times reports that Marvel executive Kevin Feige hinted that this footage, which was attached to a screening of Guardians of the Galaxy, may never be shown again. However, even if these clips don’t greet fans at Comic-Con next weekend, their completed forms indicate that there should be enough footage to overwhelm those at the convention.
Just in case you forgot, Avengers: Age of Ultron kicks off next summer’s movie season on May 1st, 2015.