15Hulkbuster Iron Man Versus The Hulk
In Avengers: Age of Ultron, a Scarlet bewitched Hulk goes on a rampage and needs to be subdued. Enter: Iron Man, who takes on the unenviable task of stopping the Green Goliath in his tracks, using some hardware familiar to long-time comics readers
– the Hulkbuster armor!
Codenamed “Veronica” in the film – a reference to Hulk alter-ego Bruce Banner’s erstwhile girlfriend Betty (as in Archie’s Betty and Veronica) – Shellhead’s souped-up kit allows him to even the odds. In fact, the Hulkbuster gear at times turns the battle entirely in Iron Man’s favor, most notably when he deploys his Rockem Sockem Robots-style gauntlet!
Now, the filmmakers could just as easily have had Tony Stark face off against the Hulk in his standard suit (although for that to work, this slugfest would’ve become a game of cat and mouse).
Fortunately, however, they decided to add some icing on top of an amazing action set piece cake by throwing the Hulkbuster armor into the mix!