A variety of new reports suggest that people have now seen footage of the upcoming sequel, [The Avengers: Age Of Ultron](movie:293035), that could potentially be shown at Comic-Con International in San Diego, California next week.
The footage showed a foretaste of the action-packed sequel, including a sneak-peak at Iron Man’s Hulkbuster battling The Hulk, and our first look at Avengers Tower, which houses the heroes, including labs for Stark and Dr. Banner. Director Joss Whedon described Avengers Tower as his – and the cast’s – favourite set yet. The short clip also showed off the globetrotting locations being used, including South Korea, Italy and our very own United Kingdom. About two minutes of footage were shown. The Avengers Tower's interior looks Amazing and is very S.H.I.E.L.D. like but with a Tony Stark spin. Shot of Captain America on a Motorbike. Quinjets on display at Avengers Tower. Saw Quicksilver in action running (but not a superspeed). Saw some animatronics of Hulk vs a Hulkbuster.
Another description included more details about Quicksilver and the heavily-teased Avengers Tower.
Also sighted were new brother sister duo Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. Scarlet has mysterious reality warping powers (in the footage this mostly involved making some blocks float around) while Quicksilver can run really, really fast (although without the special effects, it was more of a light jog). Scarlet Witch was shown fighting alongside Hawkeye on a ruined Italian street, but earlier in the reel both she and her brother were locked in fancy Perspex prison cells. Designed by Stark out of the ruins of his New York penthouse, The Avengers Tower has floor to ceiling windows, twin laboratories for Stark and Bruce Banner, and parking for supersonic jets. It’s reminiscent of the SHIELD helicarrier in terms of construction, with lots of shiny metal pillars.
The last leaked description talks about the return of Loki's staff as we saw in the after-credits sneak peek in [Captain America: The Winter Soldier](movie:254973). Could this mean that the fan speculation around Loki's staff containing the next Infinity Stone really be true?
Tony Stark holding Loki’s stick from The Avengers. A scene in Africa with Captain America and Black Widow on a motorway. Pre-visuals of Hulk vs. Hulk Buster Iron Man (Joss Whedon said this was the first thing he wanted to have in the movie). Joss talking about the Avengers Tower set being “the most beautiful he’s ever worked on.
All of this sounds so amazing! Can we really expect to see all of this footage at Comic-Con? With major reveals likely coming from competition over at Warner Bros' DC Cinematic Universe news, Marvel may just be taking some precautions to make sure they aren't shown up this year. I say the more reveals, the better!
Avengers: Age of Ultron hits theaters next year on May 1st, 2015.