Avengers: Age of Ultron is very heavily packed, and not all of it works. Joss Whedon has already talked about his reaction to his own film, while Captain America: Civil War went in a very different direction in terms of tone. One thing that it’s hard to argue with is how good the film looks. Both Ultron and the Hulkbuster armour looked great, but is this unused concept art even better?
New concept art for the sequel has been released by Josh Nizzi, and it features some very different looks for the main villain. Ultron didn’t come across that scary during the film; would he have been more imposing if they’d gone with the six armed version? It’s tough to say, but it’s a design we would have loved to have seen on the big screen.
In the concept art, which you can see below, there’s also alternative versions of Tony Stark’s Hulkbuster and Iron Legion. The sequel may be old news compared to what’s coming in the MCU, but these designs are worth checking out.
Should Ultron or the Hulkbuster ever return to the MCU, hopefully this art is used as an outline for their upgrade. We probably won’t get to see the version of Baron Von Strucker in the future, but this one looks a lot more battle ready. The HYDRA agent didn’t make much of an impact in his Age of Ultron role; had they gone with these designs you’d imagine he’d have looked a lot more formidable.
Avengers: Infinity War, the two part sequel to Age of Ultron, are set for release on May 4, 2018 and May 3, 2019. The next Marvel film to hit theatres is Doctor Strange on November 4. Meanwhile, you can see the Avengers again on September 5, when Captain America: Civil War is released on home video.
All images via Josh Nizzi