When last we heard from Avengers: Age of Ultron, Marvel was showing footage to an enthusiastic crowd at the San Diego Comic-Con. Today, a new image from the film has popped up in the pages of Empire Magazine, and it shows off Hawkeye’s new costume. It looks like Hawkeye took Tony’s “Legolas” joke from the first movie to heart. I’m curious if this is the only superhero outfit he’ll wear since the Comic-Con concept art collage showed Hawkeye in a suit that resembles his costume from the first film.
Hit the jump to check out the Avengers: Age of Ultron Hawkeye costume along with some quotes about the movie from director Joss Whedon and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige. The film stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, James Spader, Paul Bettany, and Aaron Taylor-Johnson. Avengers: Age of Ultron opens May 1, 2015.
Speaking to Empire, Whedon was frustratingly vague as he told the publication:
“It’s more epic and in other ways it’s more noirish and suspect and devious and specific,” Whedon teased, before adding: “Ultron…he’s got a touch of the apocalypse in him.”
Oh, does he? Does he now? The killer robot may want to destroy the world? Oh my.
“Ultron was the villain Joss wanted, from midway through production on the first film, to have serious repercussions for The Avengers. We unveiled a poster here which is nothing but Ultron after Ultron after Ultron clawing at the beginning to defeat all of our Avengers. That’s what a lot of this movie is about.”
But there’s also going to be fighting among the Avengers as we’ve seen from the Hulkbuster armor. Feige touched on the popular suit’s role in the movie saying, “It’s a bespoke suit. The back-up plan in case things go awry,” with Whedon adding:
“The Hulkbuster is from after my time [as a reader], but even I knew what a big deal it was. 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.”