How Avengers 2 Fixes Hulk's Clothing Malfunction Problem

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, we've seen Bruce Banner (both the Edward Norton and Mark Ruffalo versions) suffer the embarrassment that comes with unintentional public nudity multiple times. This is because whatever clothes he happens to be wearing tend to shred like paper whenever he transforms into the Hulk. This is definitely a problem that's been going on for far too long, but it's one that is finally given a solution in Joss Whedon's upcoming The Avengers: Age of Ultron. has gotten its hands on a Disney-published list of 13 facts about the next Marvel Studios blockbuster, and included amongst trivia about new characters and the sweet new Avengers Tower is an interesting tidbit about the way that the film will be finally addressing Hulk's tendency to rip his pants and leave Bruce Banner stranded without clothing. Allowing him to avoid this is the fact that he's now been outfitted with some super high-tech shorts. It's described that this special garment is made of "microfiber fabric" that stretches with him as he grows in shrinks.

You may not have known it, but you've already seen Hulk sporting these new trunks in the various trailers, images and other promotional materials for the movie. They're the bluish pair that can be spotted while Hulk and Iron Man's Hulkbuster are tearing away at each other in a street battle.

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Of course, promotional material for The Avengers: Age of Ultron has shown us that Hulk isn't the only member of the titular team who is getting a bit of an upgrade gear-wise. Captain America is sporting a specially made Avengers-branded uniform, Hawkeye is equipped with a whole new kind of auto-loading quiver, and Black Widow is sporting a pair of electricity-charged Escrima sticks. Most - if not all - of this new gear comes courtesy of Tony Stark/Iron Man, who has seemingly been spending his time since Iron Man 3 completely committing himself to making The Avengers the world's ultimate defense force. Unfortunately, Ultron is supposed to be Tony's ultimate Avengers "upgrade," in that he meant for it to eventually replace the superheroes as Earth's peacekeeping force. That idea clearly goes horribly wrong, and the result is the central conflict of this summer's blockbuster.

The Avengers: Age of Ultron has been described as featuring quite a lot of Hulk action - making up for the fact that he is one of the few teammembers not to get his own Phase Two film - and we can't wait to see exactly what the movie has in store for him when it hits theaters on May 1st.

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