The action-heavy trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron had a lot of things to get excited about, not the least of which was Iron Man donning his Hulkbuster armor and getting into a very public brawl with the Hulk. Tony Stark’s other new suit of armor – the Mark XLIII – was also briefly glimpsed, but only in a head-and-shoulders shot from behind and a brief glimpse of it disappearing beneath its Hulkbuster exoskeleton.
During his four appearances in the Marvel Cinematic Universe so far, Tony Stark has created an impressive number of Iron Man suits – 42, to be exact – developing the technology to the point where some of the suits can be piloted remotely. This technology is closely tied to the plot of The Avengers: Age of Ultron, since the main villain is a robot of Tony’s design that goes rogue.
The first detailed look at the Mk. XLIII armor comes from Hot Toys’ Facebook reveal of the new “movie-accurate” collectible figurine, shown in the images below from various angles and in different positions. The color scheme looks like a reversal of the Mk. XLII: predominantly red but with a gold faceplate and bits of gold plating around the rest of the suit. Another new figurine is the Ultron Mk. 1, shown in a very damaged form but with clear echoes of the basic Iron Man suit design in it.
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The collectible figurines will be available for pre-order soon, and although there’s no price listed yet they can be expected to sell for at least a couple of hundred dollars each. It’s possible that the Mk. XLIII and the Hulkbuster armor will be joined by more new Iron Man suits in the movie, and we’ve already seen that Ultron will appear in a variety of forms.
The insane, malevolent robot is voiced by James Spader, and J.A.R.V.I.S. voice actor Paul Bettany is also getting an upgrade in Avengers: Age of Ultron as he becomes the voice of android and new Avengers member, Vision. The other new superheroes joining the team are Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver, played by Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, who were first introduced in a post-credits scene for Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
Avengers: Age of Ultron is out in theaters on May 1st, 2015.
Source: Hot Toys