One of the most anticipated elements of the upcoming “Avengers: Age of Ultron” will be the debut of the ‘Hulkbuster Armor,’ a new Iron Man suit creation of Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) designed to take on Mark Ruffalo’s Incredible Hulk when he gets out of control.
This weekend, a leaked concept art sketch from Hot Toys about toy tie-ins for the movie has gone online at CavernadoHulk and showcases the full scale of the creation. While the robot Ultron stands at 8′ tall and The Hulk is at 8’5, the Hulkbuster armor stands at a full 11′ and is several times Hulk’s size in terms of volume.
The concept art deliberately keeps the look of Ultron, Vision and the Hulkbuster armor under wraps – blocking the design itself, showing only a silhouette.
Meanwhile the Hulk himself will sport a new look in the ‘Avengers’ sequel thanks to Muse, an innovative new facial capture performance system created by ILM and used with actor Mark Ruffalo to perfect his performance. Talking about the system to IGN, ILM President Lynwen Brennan says:
“Getting that personality is very important to Joss [Whedon], and it’s very important that it’s driven by Mark [Ruffalo]’s performance. We’ve developed a new capture system, which we call Muse, which really captures the actor’s performance – it allows us to combine different takes as well. We’re using it on Warcraft, and we furthered the development on Avengers.”
‘Ultron’ won’t be the first film to use Muse on the screen. The recent “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” also used the software for the turtles themselves.