If you’re a superhero fan, Marvel Studios: Assembling a Universe, which aired last night on ABC, was something of a goodie bag. From Avengers sequel, Age of Ultron, to Guardians of the Galaxy, there were plenty of reveals to be had. Here’s a rundown of the best of them.
Avengers: Age of Ultron (May 1st, 2015)
Let’s kick things off with perhaps the most unexpected inclusion, namely the Hulkbuster. Having appeared as a prototype in Iron Man 3, it seems the burliest of Tony Stark’s armors will finally get used for its intended purpose: taking on a rampaging Bruce Banner. After all, he isn’t always so relaxed as last we saw him.
If the above image seems somewhat lacking in scale, here’s a shot of one of the Hulkbuster’s gauntlets as a prop. Whatever that woman’s doing with the color palette and the shiny silver ball – apparently it’s something to do with HDR lighting in CG – you have to admit that’s one hell of a mitt.
We also got our first proper look at the Maximoff twins, Pietro and Wanda AKA Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch. Elizabeth Olsen‘s Witch looks terrifying and vaguely reminiscent of X-Men: Last Stand‘s Phoenix. Quicksilver, meanwhile, looks far less stylized than his Days of Future Past counterpart and not particularly like his presumed model, Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Those guys he’s bowling over are gonna have one heck of a headache the next day, though.
Last but not least, there’s this. Make of it what you will…
Guardians of the Galaxy (August 1st, 2014)
The first trailer has already have been released, but these concept shots from the film are still pretty cool.
Ant-Man (July 17th, 2015)
Similarly, the concept reel for Edgar Wright‘s mysterious Phase 3 starter may have leaked – it’s available for viewing here – but these are some of the first official images that have come our way. Given recent casting confirmations, we’re finally beginning to get a feel for what the film might have in store for us.
What do you think? Thrilled by the Hulkbuster? Disappointed by an unimaginative Quicksilver? Sound off in the comments or send us your thoughts on Twitter!