Italian website BadTaste had an interview with Granov where he says the Hulkbuster isn't going to show up in The Avengers.
About this topic, there is [an Iron Man armor] that everybody is looking forward to seeing on the screen: the Hulkbuster.Of course he could be wrong and it may show up. But, add Renner's comment about being "the only one" who can stop the Hulk and Adi is right.
"In the first ['Iron Man'] movie we had the Iron Monger ... the idea for him came from the Hulkbuster. I did a cover with the Hulkbuster in it. Jon Favreau liked that design and asked me to draw something similar to it for the Iron Monger. So, technically, the Iron Monger is the Hulkbuster, and that I think is why for a while we won't see it in a movie. It would only be yet another Iron Man big type of armor."
So, what is the Hulkbuster armor?
Hulkbuster Armor (Modular Add-on)For reference, here's his concept art from Iron Man of the Iron Monger.
First Appearance: Iron Man (vol. 1) #304 (May 1994)
The Hulkbuster armor is a heavy-duty exo-frame (an add-on to the Mk. XI Modular Armor) designed for maximum strength amplification at the cost of reduced versatility and mobility. As its name suggests, it was specifically designed for hand-to-hand combat with the rampaging Hulk. The armor was rated with a lift (press) capacity of 175 tons. During its maiden run, the armor enabled Stark to hold his own in sustained physical combat with the Hulk. - Wikipedia
Iron Man movie - Keyframe art: Final pencil version of this keyframe featuring Iron Man vs. Iron Monger.
Iron Man movie - Keyframe art: Keyframe art for the first movie.
Iron Man movie - Keyframe art: Final version of this keyframe featuring Iron Man vs. Iron Monger.
Check out more of Adi Granov's work at adigranov.net.
This is a cross-post from Film Sketchr.
What do you think? Should the Hulkbuster armor be in The Avengers? Will It?