Marvel’s upcoming Iron Man anime DVD film, Rise of Technovore, which was announced back in Fall 2012, now has a release date. The film will be released on DVD and Blu-Ray April 16. The film is being distributed by Marvel Entertainment and Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. They have also released the boxart.
Billionaire Tony Stark, in his Iron Man armor, prevents an attack from a mysterious new foe, but innocent bystanders are killed, including his best friend War Machine, Lt. Colonel James Rhodes. Detained for questioning by S.H.I.E.L.D., Iron Man escapes, determined to find the mastermind behind the attack. Pursued by Black Widow and Hawkeye, Iron Man enlists the help of the ruthless vigilante The Punisher. But can the Armored Avenger handle what he finds when he catches the person responsible and is forced to face his deadliest weapon, a biotechnology called Technovore that could wipe out all life on the planet?
Rise of Technovore is a collaboration between Marvel Entertainment and Madhouse, who also previously teamed-up on the Iron Man, Wolverine, X-Men, and Blade anime series, which all aired on G4 in the United States.
The film is being animated by Madhouse. Brandon Auman (Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes) is writing the script, and Hiroshi Hamasaki (Texhnolyze, Steins;Gate) is directing.
So far, the only confirmed cast members are Matthew Mercer (Leon in Resident Evil, Tygra in Thundercats) as Tony Stark/Iron Man, and Norman Reedus (Daryl Dixon in The Walking Dead) as Frank Castle/Punisher. The Blu-Ray will bring an interactive art gallery, and both versions will bring other behind-the-scenes features.
This looks pretty interesting, and I really hope that we get to see a Black Widow and Punisher fight scene. Hey, I can hope right?