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Robert Downey Jr. tweets first image from set of ‘Avengers 2: Age of Ultron’

Robert Downey Jr., of the film "The Avengers," holds his award for favorite movie actor backstage at the 2013 People Robert Downey Jr., of the film "The Avengers," holds his award for favorite movie actor backstage at the 2013 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles, January 9, 2013. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT) (PEOPLESCHOICE - BACKSTAGE) - RTR3C9MH  

Iron Man, a.k.a Tony Stark, a.k.a Robert Downey Jr. (they’re all essentially the same person) revealed on Twitter this week the first image from the set of the super-anticipated sequel to the highest-grossing superhero film ever, “Avengers 2: Age of Ultron.”

While the yellow safety vests are not likely part of the genius-billionaire-playboy-philanthropist’s epic and deadly wardrobe, the shiny purple shirt and signature beard are undoubtedly Tony Stark.

They also indicate that whatever was happening on the set was dangerous enough to require high-profile stars to wear baggy, unflattering and vibrant safety wear.

“Age of Ultron” takes its title from a 2013 comic book storyline of the same name in which long-time Avengers enemy “Ultron,” a genocidal artificial intelligence created by Hank Pym (a.k.a Ant-Man), succeeds in conquering Earth and nearly wiping out humanity with an army of homicidal robots.

The Avengers battle through the dystopian wasteland and eventually alternate timelines to try and stop the malevolent AI.

The movie is currently scheduled to hit theaters May 1, 2015.

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