Now, Avengers: Age of Ultron may still be well over a month away, but that doesn't mean we haven't already worked out what one of its most iconic scenes is going to be.
It seems increasingly inevitable that the Hulk vs Hulkbuster scene, so effectively teased in the film's trailers, is set to go down as one of the more memorable superhero scenes ever shown on screen. It is, after all, Iron Man, and The Hulk, fighting. While Iron Man wears a giant version of his Iron Man armor. On top of his regular Iron Man armor.
Honestly, what's not to get over-excited about?
The best part, though? If you're OK with pretty huge (if specific) SPOILERS, Stitch Kingdom have revealed a detailed description of the scene we'll see in the final film, having attended Disney's recent annual shareholder meeting, at which the fight sequence was screened.
And, from the sounds of it, it's going to be pretty darned epic:
"The scene opens with an armored police vehicle arriving on the scene. An incredibly angry and destructive Hulk is witnessed tearing up the streets, destroying cars and spreading all-out panic. Police, heavily armed with machine guns, openly fire on the Hulk to no avail. In the distance comes Iron Man, flying at super speed to the scene. ‘Hold your fire,’ he commands to the responding teams below. He is flanked by large metal objects that speed along through the air with him, keeping up every step of the way. We cut back to the menacing Hulk and all of a sudden, a large steel (?) surfboard-shaped object slams itself down in the pavement in front of him. Then another. And another. Before you know it, Hulk is trapped inside a giant, solid metallic ‘box.’ At least, that is, until Hulk smashes free and then continues his rampage. And then, it assembles — piece by piece — the Hulkbuster, almost in Mark 42 fashion. ‘The witch is messing with your brain,’ Stark tells Hulk. ‘You’re smarter than her, you’re Bruce Banner.’ This yields an even angrier response from Hulk and it’s on. Hulkbuster vs. Hulk."
"The Hulkbuster usually seems to have the upper-hand, as they drag each other through the streets, tearing up the pavement. At least until Hulk ends up on the Hulkbuster’s back, impaling the shoulder with a traffic light pole. ‘Dick move, Banner’ responds Stark as they continue to fight. Then the damaged pieces of the Hulkbuster fall off and are quickly replaced with new parts. Different parts. And now Hulkbuster is atop Hulk, Stark treating Hulk’s head as a punching bag, literally pounding Hulk’s head into the pavement over and over and over (much to the amusement of the audience). ‘Sleep, go to sleep’ chants Stark, but spoiler alert: it doesn’t work. Then, one of the replaced parts of the Hulkbuster, the arm missing a hand, wraps itself around Hulk’s arm and sucks him in and Iron Man takes flight, toting Hulk by the arm."
All of which seems to a) confirm that the Scarlet Witch is going to have a hand in Hulk's uncontrollable rage-spree, and b) that Age of Ultron is going to be absolutely freaking awesome.
What do you reckon, though? Already super-excited for Age of Ultron? Have any other scenes you think you've figured out? And is there anything in particular you're hoping to see?