The facility that would become the New Avengers Facility started out as a series of Stark Industries warehouses created by Howard Stark. The warehouses were used to store Stark Industries equipment, such as the Signal Decoy. Certain S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, such as Hank Pym, were privy to the items being stored at the warehouse. Over time, the warehouses were no longer guarded, to the point where Pym referred to them as abandoned, despite them still housing Stark equipment.
A New Team
The facility was founded shortly after the aftermath of the Battle of Sokovia and end of the Ultron Offensive. The Avengers team was reformed, with Iron Man and Hawkeye leaving the team voluntarily, Thor leaving Earth, and Hulk going missing. Many of the staff are former S.H.I.E.L.D. agents, such as Maria Hill or Nick Fury. In addition, the facility has the support of renowned scientists such as Erik Selvig and Helen Cho. The base is used for scientific research, military training, weapons development and the New Avengers program. Vehicles and aircraft such as the Quinjet are also stationed at the facility.
Prior to the Infiltration into Pym Technologies Headquarters, Hank Pym and Hope van Dyne assigned Scott Lang to infiltrate a warehouse once owned by Howard Stark to retrieve a signal decoy of Pym's design, only to discover that it was located right next to the New Avengers Facility. Attempting to continue along with the plan, Lang was intercepted by Falcon after tripping the Facility's motion detectors. The two fought for a short time but, in the end, Lang disabled Falcon's flight pack and succeeded in retrieving the signal decoy.
- "Wanda? What about Wanda?"
"She's fine, she's confined to the compound currently. Vision's keeping her company."
"Oh, God, Tony! Every time.. every time I think you see-"
"What, it's a hundred acres with a lap pool. It's got a screening room. There's worse ways to protect people."
- ―Steve Rogers and Tony Stark
One month after the Lagos Catastrophe, the US Secretary of State Thaddeus Ross convened with the Avengers along with Tony Stark at the New Avengers Facility to discuss the Sokovia Accords. After his briefing, they privately discussed the implications of the Sokovia Accords with Rogers staunchly rejecting them and Stark supporting them, causing the Avengers to splinter into two factions.
As the hunt for the Winter Soldier began abroad, Maximoff and Vision stayed behind at the Facility. When Maximoff tried to leave the Facility, Vision stopped her, informing her that she is not permitted to leave the premises. He explains that after her actions in Lagos, Stark requested that she be kept safe under house arrest until the debate on the Sokovia Accords had cooled down.
Later, after Rogers believes that Helmut Zemo plans to unleash five other Winter Soldiers unto the world, he enlists Clint Barton to rescue Wanda from the New Avengers Facility. Hawkeye sets off an explosion outside to distract Vision while he explains the situation to Maximoff. However, he interrupts them and sets off Hawkeye's electric trap, which he eventually escapes from and quickly restrains Hawkeye. Maximoff then uses her powers to control the Mind Stone and forcing Vision to phase, releasing Hawkeye. She then uses her powers to increase his density against his will until she slams him through several stories of the Facility and deep into the ground, allowing Barton and Maximoff to escape.
Dissolution of the Avengers
After the Avengers Civil War, the Avengers became divided with Captain America, Falcon, Scarlet Witch, and Black Widow fleeing as fugitives, the Winter Soldier, Ant-Man, Hawkeye going underground, and War Machine partially paralyzed after his fall. At the Facility, Stark helped Rhodes with physical therapy in his new exoskeletal brace, which allowed him to walk, but ended his military and Avenger careers. Tony then received a cellphone and a letter at the Facility from Rogers, who apologized for keeping the truth about his parents' death from Stark and promised to be with him if he ever needed help.
Following the Battle at the HYDRA Siberian Facility and the subsequent dissolution of the Avengers, Tony Stark returned to the New Avengers Facility, where he chose to live. Stark, Vision, Rhodes and Happy Hogan continued to use the facility as their place of residence and offered a room to Peter Parker upon his invitation to become an official member of the Avengers, although Parker declined, thinking he had more to learn before becoming an Avenger.
- Captain America (formerly)
- Iron Man
- Black Widow (formerly)
- War Machine
- Falcon (formerly)
- Scarlet Witch (formerly)
- Nick Fury
- Maria Hill
- Erik Selvig
- Helen Cho
- Happy Hogan
- Pepper Potts
Behind the Scenes
- Scenes set at the New Avengers Facility were filmed at: