Comic fans were extremely excited to watch ABC’s “Marvel: Assembling a Universe” special on Tuesday (March 18). In lieu of a new “Agents of SHIELD” episode, Marvel fanatics were treated to an hour-long documentary featuring the history of the superhero studio franchise. From the first “Iron Man” movie to the beginning of Phase 2 with “Iron Man 3,” the special chronicled the massive success the “Avengers” group has seen so far.
While the look back on the older movies and how “Agents of SHIELD” and the “Marvel One-Shots” all fit together and a look ahead at the upcoming “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” movie were interesting, the biggest draw for the special was the fact that we’d finally get our first look at “Avengers 2: Age of Ultron.”
Unfortunately, there really wasn’t much to see. In the final 30 seconds of the hour-long special, concept art was shown for a few characters in “Age of Ultron.” First, we got to see concept art of Hulk fighting hand to hand with Iron Man — who is wearing his Hulkbuster armor (above photo). That certainly raises a lot of questions — like why did Iron Man see fit to make the armor, and why is he wearing it? Why are they fighting when they’re supposed to be on the same side?
We also got to see concept art of new characters Scarlet Witch: