Avengers: Age of Ultron's Joss Whedon and Kevin Feige Tease Hulk/Iron Man Battle

During a new interview with Empire Magazine, both Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige and Avengers: Age of Ultron filmmaker Joss Whedon addressed the teaser art we've seen (and the beat from the Comic Con trailer) that showed Iron Man in his "Hulkbuster" armor.

While Feige was coy about it, Whedon said that the relationship between the characters has a major impact on how the story will play out and why the often-teased fight between Iron Man and The Hulk in the sequel is interesting to him.

"It's a bespoke suit. The back-up plan in case things go awry," Feige is quoted as saying. 

"The Hulkbuster is from after my time [as a reader], but even I knew what a big deal it was," Whedon added. "It makes sense because there's no one who can really go up against Hulk, but more importantly, those guys are best friends, so what that battle is and what it means is fascinating to me."

Avengers: Age of Ultron will be in theaters on May 1.



  1. old, nothing new :S

    • Dyego
    • 27 Posts in 15 Months

    While I also enjoy the dynamic between Iron Man and Hulk, the line "It makes sense because there's no one who can really go up against Hulk" saddens me. Where’s the love for Thor? From the Marvel official wiki:

    “When facing both the Avengers and the Fantastic Four the Hulk has even stated that Thor with Mjolnir is the only one among them that he considers a threat.”

    “Thor has proven capable of several acts of vast physical strength, including stalemating the Hulk in battle for an hour. He was able to break Silver Surfer's force field with a single blow, knocked out Namor with a single blow (despite Namor being fully hydrated and it was raining), defeated the Bi-Beast, Red Hulk, and Gladiator.”

    “He has withstood a blast from Odin, and even survived blasts from Celestials.”

    On the subject of Mjolnir: “Thor often uses the hammer as a physical weapon. It has been described as impacting with sufficient force to "destroy mountains" and has proven capable of creating a small crack in the armor of a Celestial.” 

    Thor can easily take on Hulk.

  2. Exactly! Thor is the most powerful Avenger...

  3. Wrong on so many lvls. Thor is great i will never take anything away from him is one of my favriote marvel heros. Hulk wins 9 out of 10 fights between Thor. There is no limit to Hulks potanial its never really been tested. Thor is a demigod and can be killed. The angery hulk gets the stronger he becomes the stronger he becomes the worse it is for everyone. Thor may win if he is in Odins armor "May win". There are two marvel charcters that i think can beat Hulk Thanos and Galatics. Take away Thors hammer what is he? In Avengers Hulk and thor fight if u pay close attetion to the whole fight Hulk is winning the entire fight and would have "possibaly killed Thor" if a certian Fighter jet hadnt saved him. Movies arent an accurate Marvel thing but I still belive That Hulk is the strongest Avenger hands down.

    • Dyego
    • 27 Posts in 15 Months

    Hmm, did you see the part about "stalemating the Hulk in battle for an hour" and cracking the armor of a Celestial? Both Silver Surfer and Namor have defeated Hulk (Namor beat Hulk several times) and yet Thor has defeated both of those characters.

    The key difference, generally, when Thor and Hulk fight is that Thor never really wants to hurt the Hulk. On the flip side, angry Hulk is trying to tear Thor's head off. That's why, I think, in Avengers, Hulk was clearly winning that fight. Thor didn't want to kill him.

    And my listing of Thor's strength from the Marvel wiki was only a few mentions. Seriously, he's way too overpowered and is among the most powerful of all of Marvel's characters, including non-Avengers. That's probably why they've toned him down in the MCU. In the toned-down MCU, Hulkbuster armor is a must.

    ....I'd still like to see a touch of the Thor that cracked a Celestial's armor, snapped Adamantium cables just by flexing, and held a broken moon together with his bare hands....

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