Iron Man’s Hulkbuster armor will see its debut in The Avengers 2, offering possibly more hints about the new origins of Ultron. In the first Avengers, Hulk was basically the team’s secret weapon, though not so secret now.
It’s hard to hide a giant green rage monster unless he’s in the form of his alter ego, Mark Ruffalo’s Bruce Banner.
In the comics, it was partially a need to be able to stop Hulk that caused Tony Stark to invent the Hulkbuster armor. However, after the first collaborative film, it seemed clear that Bruce Banner had somehow figured out how to control his other form simply by staying angry. The theory didn’t keep Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) from getting chased though.
If Hulk had already learned self control, why did Tony Stark (Robert Downey, Jr.) feel the need to create a suit to stop him? It appears that at some point Hulk will become so angry that the team will be unable to control him, and Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) may end up ordering Stark to build or remodel the Hulkbuster armor.
Another scenario involves Bruce Banner doubting his ability to control his monster side, and requesting that Stark build the suit “just in case.”
Either way, the moment will apparently come when Hulk will get out of control and Iron Man will be the only one who can stop him.
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The official description from a rough premier hosted by Kevin Feige involves a fight between the two Avengers:
“Known as the ‘Hulkbuster’ in the comics, it looks like Stark’s normal red and gold armour after hitting the gym, and is almost the size of the Hulk himself. Where his normal suit is sleek as a missile, this is bruising like a tank.”
This could also be based on the suit that Jeff Bridges used in the first Iron Man, considering how large it is.
Tony Stark could be getting creative when he rebuilds his suits after Iron Man 3, leading to the accidental invention of Ultron as well as the Hulkbuster armor.
Further description from Marvel is about the Avengers tower itself, which has apparently been rebuilt since we last saw it:
“Designed by Tony Stark out of the ruins of his New York penthouse, this has all mod cons: floor to ceiling windows, twin laboratories for Stark and Bruce Banner, and parking for supersonic jets. It’s reminiscent of the SHIELD helicarrier in terms of construction, with lots of shiny metal pillars.”
The locations of the two labs could end up being part of the confrontation between their superhero counterparts, and the inspiration behind the Hulkbuster armor.
Are you excited to see how Avengers: Age of Ultron uses the Hulkbuster?
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