Though there are still plenty of surprises in store for ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’, True Believers have been treated to a plethora of information about Joss Whedon’s upcoming Phase Two film thanks to various posters, trailers, and TV spots. But now we have some fairly exclusive behind the scenes details about what we will be seeing in May from Marvel Studios.
Walt Disney Pictures recently shared thirteen “fun facts” about the next big adventure featuring Earth’s Mightiest Heroes. They reveal all sorts of cool tidbits about upgrades to the team’s gear, the Avengers Tower set, and more. But a few facts particularly stood out. For starters, it seems like the Marvel Cinematic Universe version of Bruce Banner has taken a page from Mark Waid’s ‘Indestructible Hulk’, which solves the Hulk’s pants problem:
“Hulk got a welcomed upgrade to his wardrobe with the addition of stretchy pants, which he wears underneath his clothes. No more will he be caught in the embarrassing situation of being half-naked in shredded clothing when he Hulks-out—the pants, made of high-tech, microfiber fabric, stretch with him.”
Speaking of the Hulk, Iron Man’s Hulkbuster armor has been a popular topic among fans after seeing it in action. Before we likely see it front and center in even more promotional material, this fact helps us learn more about it’s origins and how the armor operates:
“The Hulkbuster is an iconic piece of Iron Man tech—a prebuilt super-suit designed to take on the Hulk. The Hulkbuster Armor was developed by Tony Stark and Bruce Banner, after they studied the Hulk’s physical actions and strength levels in an effort to find a way to contain him and minimize the damage caused by his rages. A satellite in low orbit is always around Banner and at a moment’s notice, Tony Stark can deploy the Hulkbuster armor, get into it and stop the Hulk in his tracks—theoretically.”
Finally, in what is probably the most informative fact in the bunch, we learn more about the Scarlet Witch’s powers. Despite seeing a tiny bit of what Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff is capable of during the post-credits scene of ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’, we still don’t know the full potential of the character’s abilities. Now, we have a slightly better idea and they seem to jive with some previous rumors that you may have heard:
“New characters entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe from the comic book world are Wanda (Scarlet Witch) and Pietro Maximoff (Quicksilver), who have powers that have not yet been seen on screen. Pietro is lightning fast and Wanda possesses the power of telekinesis, and she is able to fire neurons in people’s brains remotely using her powers and as a result can manipulate their minds.”
What do you think of these ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ fun facts? Are you more excited to see all the new artillery and ability coming to Earth’s Mightiest Heroes? And what do you think about the description of the Scarlet Witch’s powers? Let us know in the comments below.
‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ starring Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlet Johannson, Jeremy Renner, Robert Downey Jr., Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Paul Bettany, and James Spader assembles in theaters on May 1, 2015.
Source: Comic Book Movie