First Look At Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch & Hulkbuster Designs in ‘The Avengers 2′

Published 1 year ago by , Updated March 19th, 2014 at 2:31 pm,

Scarlet Witch Quicksilver Avengers Costumes Revealed First Look At Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch & Hulkbuster Designs in The Avengers 2

For fans of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. frustrated with its broken and confusing schedule of air dates, Marvel made us all forget about that with their Assembling a Universe special on ABC this evening. Featuring behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and concept art for the upcoming officially announced Marvel Studios productions, the highlight of the program was the reveals of several key character and costume designs.

With the final Phase 2 films all in production and the first Phase 3 film (Ant-Man) beginning to shoot later this year, the headlining segment was on The Avengers: Age of Ultron, which rounds off Phase 2 next summer. While there are several new characters the sequel will introduce, the pair earning the most attention are the “brother-sister act” of Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen, respectively.

Unable to avoid questions about their characters and roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the pair of talent – who can be seen together in Godzilla this May – have carefully dodged inquiries while vaguely revealing tidbits about their characters, powers and costumes for months now. Today, we can finally put to rest what they will look like for at least part of The Avengers 2, both in terms of their outfits and visual design of their powers in action.

Quicksilver has the simple power of being able to run at super high speeds whereas Scarlet Witch’s abilities are a little more complex. From Olsen’s hints, they involve a combination of telekinesis and perhaps even the ability to read the history of objects she touches. In the books, Scarlet Witch is incredibly powerful, able to alter reality, and we’re curious as to what extent writer and director Joss Whedon will utilize the character and her overpowered abilities for the film’s plot – especially considering her interesting relationships with Ultron and Vision, the latter of which who has yet to be officially confirmed as a new character appearing in the sequel.

Our first look confirms that Aaron Taylor-Johnson’s portrayal of Quicksilver won’t involve silver hair but will involve a tight blue-colored bodysuit, reminiscent of the character’s classic light blue tights. Sorry, no white lightning bolt down the front! As for Scarlet Witch, no extreme lingerie-esque design which we knew wasn’t to be expected from Olsen’s description of the character costume. This Scarlet Witch is much more real and rugged, but evidently powerful. The design team made sure to at least give her a red jacket. Keep in mind, it’s possible they suit up in multiple outfits throughout the film.

Also note the combatants Quicksilver is running through, launching into the air. Those must be Ultron’s army of robots – giving The Avengers a necessary group of faceless combatants to battle during the film’s action sequences. So, consider it confirmed that Ultron is into building things, possibly even Vision (Paul Bettany). Does he try to convert some of Earth’s Mightiest into androids like he attempted in the comics? Does a version of Ultron (he comes back in different forms and evolves so definitely expect that in the film) create his robotic “mate” Alkhema?

For the inevitable comparisons to Bryan Singer’s version of the same characters appearing in X-Men: Days of Future Past, here are the pair, along with a shot of Evan Peters suited up as ’70s Quicksilver:

The other major reveal of course, is one fans have waited years for – the Hulkbuster. For every movie Tony Stark is in, there must be at least one new suit for him to showoff (must sell those toys!) and the Hulkbuster is one of the most iconic designs from the books and something we’e seen concept art for in the past. When the massive Mark 38 “Igor” suit was unveiled or Iron Man 3 we thought that could be it, but it wasn’t. This is the real deal:

For comparison purposes, here’s the in-game art released years ago for the Hulkbuster design for The Incredible Hulk tie-in video game by sega, along with an image from Iron Man 3’s “Igor” suit:

Hulkbuster Armor in The Avengers Movie First Look At Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch & Hulkbuster Designs in The Avengers 2


Iron Man 3 Mark 38 Igor 570x427 First Look At Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch & Hulkbuster Designs in The Avengers 2

The official Hulkbuster concept art reveals a vastly larger suit for The Avengers: Age of Ultron, one that’s bigger than other designs. We’d expect that Stark is inside that suit, while wearing one of his standard suits, but who cares – Iron Man is fighting the Hulk! This means previous rumors about Hulk potentially losing control in this film might prove true and for fans of the books, that might be setting up a scenario where The Avengers must make the difficult decision to remove Hulk from our world by blasting him off to space, leading to the oft-rumored Planet Hulk and World War Hulk storylines which have been reportedly of interest to Marvel Studios boss and producer Kevin Feige.

Does this lend more credence to the possibility of a Planet Hulk film or could we be being misled? Perhaps Ultron, the artificially intelligent antagonist of The Avengers 2, is simply controlling the Hulkbuster armor by hacking into it? We like to think it’s the former and like in the books, Hulk simply cannot be tamed or controlled.

Stay tuned for more Phase 2 & 3 concept art revealed during the program. As an added bonus, here’s another image of Black Widow and Hulk fighting back-to-back:

Hulk Black Widow Official The Avengers 2 Age of Ultron Concept Art 700x425 First Look At Quicksilver, Scarlet Witch & Hulkbuster Designs in The Avengers 2



More: Details on Vision’s Costume in ‘The Avengers 2′


Captain America: The Winter Soldier hits theaters April 4, 2014, Guardians of the Galaxy on August 1, 2014The Avengers: Age of Ultron on May 1, 2015, Ant-Man on July 17, 2015, and unannounced films for May 6 2016, July 8 2016 and May 5 2017.

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  1. Looks great.

    • But could it be the hulkbuster is under ultron control?

      • Lol, Cody – I take it you didn’t read the entire post :(

        • I like to reach my own conclusions.
          Maybe ultron builds the hulkbuster to fight off hulk
          Or maybe tony did build it and banner will feel betrayed and it puts them at odds.
          But I doubt theyll get rid of Hulk before Avengers 3.

          • Unless of course they wanna bring in more extraterrestrial characters before avengers 3, but planet hulk may be pushing the character list a bit too much.
            But then again theyll need cannon fodder to make thanos look like a threat.

      • Since we have seen AIM controlling Iron Patriot and Hammer and Whiplash accessing War Machine it’s not unforeseable that someone other than Tony is controlling the HulkBuster and Hulk is actually there to take it down. Maybe Jarvis is controlling it in a way other than Tony approves and Tony sends Banner to take it out.

  2. He already looks better that DOFP Quicksilver. And I’m digging the Scarlet Witch costume.
    In Whedon we trust.

    • Come on now, don’t overlook the real art design talent brought in. Whenever you say ‘In Whedon We Trust”, HR Giger cries.

  3. Was actually expecting Scarlet Witch to be a bit different… I like it, but would’ve like it if looks more like the ultimate. However, as evidenced by the GotG one, concept art and the final design can sometime differ. Olsen or Whedon have also said that they will incorporate the headband in some sort, so my guess this is not the final look we’ll see in the movie.

    Apart from that, if they decide to make her eyes turn white when using her powers like that, it’ll be really awesome. And Aaron’s Quicksilver already look far far better than the weird vibe designed for DoFP. Sorry FOX, you had your chance and blew it out… :(

    And the Hulkbuster… wow, gonna be awesome! I’m geeking out when I see that image hahahaha

  4. Now Fox, this is a Quicksilver costume.

  5. Even though I think this movie will be complete and utter crap(replace crap with some expletive langue and thats how i really feel.). But I have to give it to that hack weadon scarlet witch’s outfit looks really good, it does not show of unnecessary skin and make her look like a stripper and quicksilver looks leagues better then that thing from dofp.

    • “Even though I think this movie will be complete and utter crap”

      Gotta love inane comments like this.

      • Why is it inane?

    • Someday I hope to be as big a “hack” as Whedon. You know, like how pushed the MCU into making billions instead of millions.

      • That didn’t come with 50 years of pounding the same characters into the collective conscience and the corporations that got kids addicted to merchandise?

        • Why aren’t the Muppet movies making billions then?

          • Muppets aren’t the cool new thing, it’s nostalgic to some and new to others but it doesn’t excite and sell merch the way superheroes do.

  6. For the love of god, anyone who compares DOFP Quicksilver and this Quicksilver is completely weak-minded. Do you people not realize that DOFP’s Quicksilver is in THE 70’s? I’m not going to say it’s the greatest costume in the world, but you CAN’T make the comparison between the two; and anyone who does is just Disney Marvel-bias and wants to find any reason to bash Singer and Fox.

    • Sure you can. Time period isn’t an excuse to not offer opinion on a design. ’70s Magneto looks pretty cool.

    • Yeah, giving him silver hair and a silver jacket was not the worst idea in the world. It was the 70’s man! Anything could fly back then!

      • All the other characters in the 70’s look pretty cool, Quicksilver is the only one that looks silly as f*ck.

    • “Weak minded?” Wait a minute…is this Dr. Doom writing this comment? What a dead give away, Doc. You can’t use language like “weak minded” and not expect people to figure out it’s you. Now stop wasting time on making these silly comments and go conquer the world, you silly super villain.

  7. I’m liking the look of those designs for Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver. Just the right nods to the various outfits both characters have worn over the years in the comics, while not being too comic book-like to work onscreen.

    I’m not opposed to the idea of mimicking the comics, provided a given outfit or costume works, as is basically the case with the Avengers in the MCU thus far. But it’s not that easy with these two characters, so there were inevitably going to be changes. Good ones, from the look of it.

    And I agree with Old Man Jenks; while I’m really looking forward to DoFP, I’m not a big fan of that Quicksilver’s appearance, and consider this look to be the solid winner of the two.

  8. I think Ultron will see Hulk early on as his biggest threat, so he will create a device that emits a sonic frequency that causes the hulk to rage uncontrollably. That way, Hulk is attacking the Avengers and the tech genius who is vital to stop Ultron, Tony Stark, is preoccupied with trying to get Banner to calm down. The reason I say Hulk is the biggest threat, rather than Thor, is because Ultron will be made out of vibrainium. In The Avengers, they took a close up shot when Thor hammered down on Cap’s shield to show that his hammer was ineffective against vibrainium. In the end though, I think Hulk should “sacrifice” himself to stop Ultron. They both hurl into space. We get a Planet Hulk possibility and Ultron is still out there, ready to lead a certain alien race 😉

    • this is pretty smart on ur part assume. bravo

    • If this happens I’m going to applaud and hate you forever!

    • They will probably have him hold Ultron and try to throw him into the sun.

  9. I wouldn’t mind having a Quicksilver shirt like that. I like the paneled look and that shade of blue is one of my favorite colors.

  10. I saw all this on the ABC Broadcast, great stuff!!

  11. Hulk is loved by kids! My 4yr old daughter loves all of them but is partial to Capt. America, Ironman and the Hulk. Marvel wont do that to the Hulk. Especially after he was so well received in the first Avengers.

  12. My guess is that the Hulk will be used against the army of Ultrons at the beginning of the film (before the real bad Ultron does his plan) and Ultron will do something in order to make him lose control. And so Stark uses his HulkBuster armor to calm him down.

    Either that or Stark is just fighting him in order to test his suit and we’re taking that scene out of context.

    I don’t want to see a World War Hulk film, I don’t think it would work out well.

  13. Days of Future Past Quicksilver has that look about him, like he was a back up guitarist for the Smashing Pumpkins when no one cared about the Smashing Pumpkins anymore.

  14. Well, if it is to be assumed that the robots in the Quicksilver concept art are suppose to be Ultron, I’m happy to say that they don’t appear to be strait Iron Man Armor knock-offs.

  15. Hulk Buster looks great, but Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch costumes are lack luster. They’re not even trying with the costumes it seems.

    • they have to ground it. Olsen would look ridiculous in the original costume. Some things in comic books simply don’t transfer well to screen. simple as that.

  16. I think that this will be Ultron hacking and using Tony’s armors. Hulk isn’t out of control, but Tony had the suit just as a contingency.

  17. I was definitely expecting a different costume for Scarlet Witch, obviously not her original costume, but possibly a deeper shade of red in the jacket she had on, with a similar suit? This looks good though, seeing she is *Spoiler* a prisoner when introduced. But it would be cool to see a different costume during a big fight scene. Quicksilvers costume looks great, and the Hulkbuster is amazing. When I was just watching the special on tv, all of it happened so fast, good thing I recorded it to so I could go back and see everything in detail.

  18. I love the concept art but I will still be very bummed if Hulk goes rogue and cannot be part of the Hero’s. He has always been a Fav. of mine and I will hate seeing him on the other side as the heros of the film COULD ruin it for me…. UNLESS it really does lead to a Planet Hulk, but since as stated before that an entire 2 hr. movie with 98% CGI is just probably not in the cards for the near future.

    SO it looks like we may know which one of the Avengers that Whedon may be AXING!! But on the flip side they will most certainly NEED the Hulk and his attitude back on their side to tackle Thanos IF that is where phase 3 is heading.

    • Plus “Planet Hulk” is pretty much “John Carter”, but with Hulk. It may seem too much of a re-tread.

  19. Omg this got me all wet and ish, so freakin excited

  20. Yeah Im definitely going with Ultron controlling the Hulkbuster armor theory. Buuuut, would love to see Planet Hulk and World War Hulk on the big screen. So either way, im cool with it!

  21. @robkeyes

    Hey Rob,

    Who do you think got the shorter end of the stick- Fox or Disney? in regards to their ability to mention quicksilver and scarlet etc.

    I think Fox got the better deal. Not that its more pertinent, but its a cool part to mention they are children of magneto. too bad. wtf

    • Being able to use and taking advantage are two very different things – How many movies have we seen Magneto in with no mention of his kids?

      Fox can def do more with the pair but they don’t follow the books. I mean, look at the Summers family and Emma Frost – so important in the books, useless in the films.

      • Goldilocks just decided to give your response a watch on Netflix, man. Congrats.

  22. I’m liking everything I’m seeing, the special hasn’t aired for me yet. Its about to start.

    I really liked Avengers but the biggest plot hole for me was the un-explained Hulk being under control at the end of the movie. The line “That’s my secret, I’m always angry” and then the turn and transform was awesome! but was he not angry earlier onboard the hellacarrier? people can say it was Loki, but I’m not totally buying that. Everything leading up to that for 2 1/2 movies he couldn’t control it so what happened? I doubt I’ll ever get an answer on that one… but I’d welcome it

    I’m glad it looks like we’re finally going to get a Iron Man Hulkbuster vs Hulk fight!

    • What I got from that scene was that Banner wasn’t in control during that transformation, the other guy just showed up to protect him from the explosions and even tough Banner tried his hardest to keep him inside, he couldn’t. Or you know… LOLoki.

      • The idea was that there are two Hulks. If he is injured or in danger and he hulks out he does not have control over it. If he does it willingly than he does maintain control. His ability to do it on demand was shown at the end of the incredible hulk film.

        • Are you talking about when he falls from the helicopter to go fight the Abomination? cuz I remember him thinking he would be able to transform, and then as he’s falling he tries and it doesn’t work.

          I get that the Hulk comes out when he gets worked up or in danger, but there just wasn’t enough time in Avengers to spend on truly explaining how he can control it. There were too many other plot-threads that needed addressing, maybe it was explained in parts that were cut from the movie, but it felt like extremely convenient writing for it all to work out.

        • “The idea was that there are two Hulks.”
          No on the “two hulks,” that wasn’t what they were going for.

          If Banner is injured or surprised in an unexpected way, it will trigger the biological responses that create his transformation. Like when half the ship explodes. It’s the same submerged Hulk that comes out when he triggers the transformation intentionally. Hulk has varied reactions just like a real person, so it’s the same Hulk.

    • As screen junkies put it “for sake of the plot can now inexplicably control his powers *scene of hulk punching space whale* which doesn’t matter because that shot was awesome”.

    • Well in the Marvel Hulk with Edward Norton he is purposely trying to control his anger and at the end he even goes into his yoga posture and wills the Hulk into existence as shown by his eyes turning bright green without his body changing.
      At that point he is basically showing he can bring the Hulk into existence when he wants to and under control.
      But… there are times when the Hulk comes on out from rage like the first time he changes in Avengers. At that point he thinks he is being manipulated by SHIELD and then he gets hurt, and also mind screwed by Loki, Initially he is out of control and he leaves the Helicarrier in that mindset atop a jet. After reflecting on what is happening with the aliens and Loki he returns on motorcycle and wills Hulk into existence exactly when needed.

      • Which is funny because they made that ending ambiguous.

        The explanation by the director was “if we get a sequel, that shot was to show he controlled The Hulk now but if it didn’t, it could have possibly evil connotations to it”.

  23. Wow

    I’m actually diging the look of these two. And its nice to see the hulkbuster agaisnt the green giant.

    I think the comparisons between xmen quicksilver and avengers2 will keep popping up as we saw with the different hulk actors and batman actors.

    Its gonna happen I just hope the backstory on these two make sense and not just because as the answer.

  24. *yawns*

    • And here i was wondering how long it would be until the dc fanboys showed up.

      • yep… us DC fanboys…

        My bad.

        Make Mine Manufactured Mediocre Mickey Mouse Marvel!

        Riddle me this: why should I care about this if Marvel is going to release 3 things every year.

        What is there to be excited about exactly?

        The story-line we have already been aluded too? The fact that we already know where all of this is headed?

        Yep. My bad. DC fanboyism has taken over… it has nothing to do with my love of comic books and my disdain for where this product has been headed ever since Iron Man 3.

        • You don’t have to be excited about three movies a year. This article isn’t about that though. It was about the concept art for Avengers 2. First looks at Scarlett Witch, Quicksilver and the Hulk Buster armour.

          Not to mention a quick look at the Ant-Man footage in HD.

          But yes, *yawn*, and your the guy that thinks this website is full of paid comments by Disney right?

          There’s a typo in your name, Dr. Mindbended

  25. You know what, I have a caption for the ‘Hulkbuster vs Hulk’ pic: ‘Thanks For Sharing 2: When Tony Stark Finds Out That Bruce Is Making Out With Pepper Potts’.

    • I sort of agree with you, Mongoose. Why are so many comic book movie creators so afraid to say caution to the wind, that is who the characters are and what made them famous in part, and just give them the darned comic book costumes, full-bore and unabashed? I suppose I can see (reluctantly) why Scarlet Witch should not be dressed not only to impress but to make me swallow my theater popcorn husky unpopped kernals and all, but Q-Silver could look exactly like in the comics and would make a better bigger impression. Don’t get me wrong, folks, these costumes for Avengers are OK, but if I had been the guy in control, the costumes would have looked a little more–well, “costume-y”. Still, The Avengers Q-Silver and S-Witch look better than their incarnations from DOFP. The X-Men Quicksilver looks like a young Roman Polanski or somebody (and he is sitting rather close to that young girl…!).

      If the Hulk goes nuts and gets in a fight with Iron Man or whoever, I still hope Ultron is gonna roll up his sleeves and get down and dirty in an alley brawl with some of the Avengers. Ultron was no wimp in the comics, and was not afraid to get his hands dirty playing punchy-clown with The Avengers. And don’t forget “Schatzie the Nazi” (Baron Von Everything) is going to be running around making trouble as well.

      • The funniest (or most ironic) thing about your comment is what DC did to the Flash. That costume was OVER designed by a professional costume designer (since when do supers hire professionals or even afford to make their outfits?!). It now looks baggy, wrong for the character and just plain silly. They should have stayed closer to the comic book look (and the 90’s TV version minus the fake muscles).

        Seems the very CREATORS of these characters can’t seem to hit the mark which is almost mind boggling. They either go completely understated or ridiculously over the top. Stay TRUE to your roots DC/Marvel and stop letting the high powered execs convince you general audiences would not accept them the way you originally drew them!

    • Maybe these aren’t their actual costumes. They very well may not have official Avengers costumes in this. Quicksilver’s outfit pretty much looks like running sportswear, so maybe because of his powers, that’s what he feels comfy and most suitable wearing. Scarlet Witch may just be in her regular clothes. She may not even be given a codename such as Scarlet Witch until shield give her a uniform. The colour and gloves seem to be a nod to the comics.

      It’d make sense for me if they didn’t have superhero costumes for this movie because maybe shield is too busy dealing with the events of the movie to design and manufacture specific uniforms for these characters. Besides, there isn’t a single marvel character that hasn’t had multiple cotumes in each movie or a different on in each movie.

  26. The Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch designs are MUCH better than their Fox/Xmen counterparts, really looking forward to them on screen.

  27. “For the inevitable comparisons to Bryan Singer’s version of the same characters appearing in X-Men: Days of Future Past, here are the pair”

    Just Fox/X-Men Quicksilver, Rob.
    In any case, the Avengers 2 concept art knocks it out of the park.
    Heck–out of the freakin stadium.

    • What do you mean?

  28. Sold.