“The following makes no sense.”
This is the warning we are met with at the beginning of a new video from VFX artist, creator, and YouTube contributor, Darren Wallace. What follows this warning is a trip into the surreal, confusing, and fun world of mixing Avengers: Age of Ultron and The Wizard of Oz, or better known as Avengers of Oz: Age of Tin Man. I would have opted for Ozvengers, but I didn’t make it so I didn’t get a say.
The video has been making its way around the internet, gaining viral recognition, and eliciting laughs all the while. Let’s face it, we all wish Thor did his hair like The Cowardly Lion or that Black Widow’s motorcycle had Toto in a basket in the actual film. Also mixing Scarlet Witch with The Wicked Witch just seemed like something the internet should have done already.
Above the silly addition of Oz character heads on Avengers character bodies or changing of skin tones, it seems Darren put his most work into creating a Tin Man skin and animation that would perfectly mask over the form of Ultron in his few appearances. Even animating facial feature motion for the speaking bits at the end made for a cool looking bit of computer generated effects. I also charge those who can do so in time to cosplay as the Avengers of Oz for an upcoming convention and send us pictures. And let Darren see, it is his creation after all.
Let us know what you think of the video in the comments below, and let us know what other classic characters should be mixed with The Avengers.