With all of the countless looks the Marvel heroes have had in the comics over the years, it only makes sense for the company’s movies to reflect these changes. And according to a report on JoBlo, Earth’s Mightiest Heroes will be getting a massive cosmetic overhaul in Joss Whedon’s Avengers: Age of Ultron. The most significant change seems to be happening to Black Widow. Here is what she will look like in the new film:
Black Widow's costume update will feature not only the previously reported batons, but her suit is said to be more "TRON-style" in nature with blue lights and electricity around the suit. Her enemies will now receive electric shocks or a "widow's sting" when she hits them, giving her more of a "superhero" edge amongst her super-powered counterparts.
We shudder when hearing anything compared to TRON, but other than that the description sounds interesting. Tony Stark will also be getting in on the wardrobe upgrade:
Stark wears the Mark 43, a suit with less gold on it than IRON MAN 3, but still more than in THE AVENGERS. The chest core reactor will be back to the circular shape favored by director Joss Whedon. The Mark 44 is the Hulkbuster and will be his other suit in the film.
Same with the Hulk:
More corroboration about Hulk's "extendable" pants (dark purple in color) that expand and shrink with his Hulk/Banner transitions and will also feature the Avengers "A" logo on it that adorns all new costumes for the team.
Those new Hulk pants definitely sound like the design featured during 2012’s Indestructible Hulk relaunch that Marvel published. This title saw Hulk work hand-in-hand with SHIELD, unlike before when he was perceived as a constant threat.
Most interestingly is the site’s description of newcomers Ultron and Vision:
As reported before, Ultron will be more than just a helmet, with his full face being articulated, including the mouth. All movements from James Spader's face are used to bring more personality to the villain. The suit mock-up is reminiscent of the weapon that Agent Coulson used to shoot Loki in THE AVENGERS, which was made from the parts of the defeated Destroyer in THOR. The suit is said to have a "red firelight underneath, giving him a kind of 'Balrog' effect from LOTR."
Ultron will have an army of drones that are similar in appearance to himself, minus the glowing red "energy" effect.
Similar to other reports, The Vision will be 100 percent Paul Bettany with his face and body all in metallic form, very shiny with gold, red, and green (as well as the yellow cape).
That’s a lot to take in, and, honestly, we won’t really know how this will turn out until we see these new duds in action. Still, if there is one thing the Marvel movies have nailed it has been the costume designs for these characters. And from these descriptions, there doesn’t seem like much to worry about.