First Look: Avengers 2: Age of Ultron Teases us With Rare Raw Footage

Photo courtesy of Marvel
Photo: Marvel

With just over a week until the San Diego Comic-Con and the Avengers cast appearance in Hall H, the UK’s Radio Times got a jump on convention attendees and were able to view some rare production footage from the Avengers sequel, Avengers 2: Age of Ultron (there has to be some perks to having it film in your backyard).

The footage provided a glimpse at a fistfight between the Hulk and Iron Man. Not only that but the footage debuted an all-new bulkier suit of armour that Robert Downey Jr will don in his efforts to defeat the angry green giant. Gone are the days of the streamlined, sleek, normal red and gold suit, oh no, here we’re shown an Iron Man who has obviously been pumping iron. In concept art attached to the article, it appears that Iron Man could easily go toe-to-toe with the Hulk in a size competition, both upwards and outwards.

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Photo: Marvel / Radio Times

They corroborate this saying “[Iron Man] is almost the size of the Hulk himself.” From the footage viewed the reason for the tussle remains unclear, but hey when has the Hulk let reason get in the way of a good fight?

It wasn’t only the fight that Radio Times were privy to, they also caught sight of some newcomers to the Avengers film franchise, brother and sister duo Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) and Quicksilver (Aaron Taylor-Johnson). Now remember this is very early, raw footage so none of the mindblowing special effects have been added to the cut as yet, but even so it seems as if this duo’s powers will be interesting to watch… reality warping from Scarlet and Quicksilver’s super speed. The footage showed two scenes in relation to this pair: the first had Scarlet Witch with Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner) on a ruined Italian street, while the second was of the pair in Perspex prison cells.

Avengers Towers was also previewed. For a full description of this, head to Radio Times.

The footage from Avengers 2 was attached to a new preview for Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy (out July 31 in the UK and August 1 in the US). At the event, Marvel executive Kevin Feige reportedly warned those in attendance that the Avengers material “might never be shown again”. This makes me eager to see what they take to Comic-Con and what more they can offer fans there. Make sure you’re following 4YE as we bring you all the latest from SDCC all next week.

 

Clare Sidoti
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