For most of Marvel’s marketing mayhem surrounding superhero sequel Avengers: Age Of Ultron, the focus has been fixed on the core cast. Earth’s Mightiest Heroes command the bigger paychecks, so it’s no surprise that the studio fully plans on making the most of their contractual obligations. That leads to lesser-known supporting characters taking a back seat in promotional material. However, as the Hot Toys series of Ultron-related figures is announced, more details on those sidekicks are surfacing.
Today, the toy manufacturer has issued a new press release for its War Machine Mark II figure. The toy is said to be based on Don Cheadle’s likeness and incorporates a new, shiny silver look for Rhodes. As pointed out by the folks at IGN, it bears a striking resemblance to early prototypes of Rhodey’s armor in Iron Man 3, which were discarded at the time in favor of a more colorful getup.
Have a scroll through the gallery of Hot Toys’ images along with a raft of new Avengers-centric snaps above, and be sure to let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
Avengers: Age Of Ultron arrives in the UK on April 23 and the US on May 1. If early reviews are anything to go by, it could be the biggest hit of the summer.
Marvel Studios presents “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” the epic follow-up to the biggest Super Hero movie of all time. When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth’s Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as the fate of the planet hangs in the balance. As the villainous Ultron emerges, it is up to The Avengers to stop him from enacting his terrible plans, and soon uneasy alliances and unexpected action pave the way for an epic and unique global adventure.