Avengers: Age of Ultron director Joss Whedon has made comments that he wants to see Iron Man fight the Hulk.
A photo that’s been floating around shows Iron Man in the so-called “Hulkbuster” armor.
Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige told Empire that the characters’ relationships will have a major impact on the story.
“It’s a bespoke suit. The back-up plan in case things go awry,” Feige told the publication.
“The Hulkbuster is from after my time [as a reader], but even I knew what a big deal it was,” Whedon also said, according to ComicBook.com. “It makes sense because there’s no one who can really go up against Hulk, but more importantly, those guys are best friends, so what that battle is and what it means is fascinating to me.”
Empire magazine posted a new image for the movie.
“It’s more epic and in other ways it’s more noirish and suspect and devious and specific,” said Whedon. “Ultron, he’s got a touch of the apocalypse in him.” Adds Feige, “Ultron was the villain Joss wanted, from midway through production on the first film, to have serious repercussions for The Avengers.”
Whedon recently went on Twitter and addressed misogyny in video games.
“Watch the @femfreq #TropesvsWomen vids. Even if u think u get it, the sheer tonnage makes misogyny seem newly appalling,” he tweeted. “I watched a bunch of women get sliced up in video games and now I’m watching it on my twitter feed. @femfreq is just truth-telling. Deal,” he added.
According to Salon, he was referring to Feminist Frequency creator Anita Sarkeesian and her video series, “Tropes vs. Women.”
Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron will open May 1, 2015.