Lost in the shuffle of all of that exciting Star Wars news from the Disney shareholders meeting was the fact that Disney CEO Bob Iger also screened a lengthy clip from Joss Whedon’s pending The Avengers: Age of Ultron, setting the stage for a massive summer blockbuster sequence while also confirming a few things we believed to be true.
The folks at StitchKingdom provide an in-depth rundown of the Avengers: Age of Ultron footage shown, and it details the massive fight between Hulk and Tony Stark in his Hulkbuster armor. This sequence has been hinted at in pretty much every piece of marketing material leading up to the May 1 release of the Marvel sequel. And it includes a very important piece of information: Scarlet Witch (Elizabeth Olsen) is, indeed, controlling The Hulk… making him look like the red-eyed monster pictured above.
This description is going to dig into spoilers. You have been warned!
The scene in question begins when police cars show up the location of a rampaging, furious Hulk. They open fire on the beast, but make no dent. From above, Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) arrives accompanied by "large metal objects that speed along through the air with him." These objects eventually slam down around Hulk, forming a box to try and contain him. This also fails. According to the description, Stark tries to reach his partner in the Science Bros., telling Hulk that the "witch is messing with your brain," and that he’s better than that. Unfortunately, this just sends Hulk into more of a rage.
As the battle continues, we will see those shots of Iron Man dragging Hulk through the streets. We’ll also see this building-shattering confrontation, where it seems that Hulk is getting the upper hand on Iron Man.
From the sound of the description, Iron Man and Hulk will take turns beating the crap out of each other. Hulk will impale the Hulkbuster armor with a light post. Stark will get on Hulk’s shoulders and beat his head into the ground. And as the clip ends, reportedly, a piece of Hulkbuster armor will encase Hulk’s arm, and the two will soar into the air… assumingly to continue the battle. God, that sounds incredible. You can see bits of it in the latest full trailer, posted below.
The funny thing is, I doubt that the Iron Man-Hulk fight will be the signature action scene from Age of Ultron. There’s likely going to be five more massive action set pieces to come in the sequel, which reaches screens on May 1.